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Webinar – Ensuring carbon market integrity under the Paris Agreement – challenges and opportunities

11 May 2017

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Tuesday 23 May 2017 

15:00 – 16:30 CEST (Brussels) 


The Paris Agreement’s Article 6 opens a new era for international carbon markets, establishing multiple avenues for cooperation, including the Sustainable Development Mechanism (SDM). But carbon markets will need to function in a radically changed world, where all Parties have commitments towards a common 1.5 degree target and longer term de-carbonization goal.

In this webinar, speakers will reflect on crucial elements to ensure robust governance and social as well as environmental integrity of the new mechanisms. They will also deliver a short recap of the latest UNFCCC negotiations that ended on May 18 in Bonn, Germany.


  • Experience with Kyoto Offsets, Ralph Harthan, Öko-Institut
  • Hot air and other environmental integrity risks under Article 6, Stephanie La Hoz Theuer, independent
  • Key elements for a robust SDM, Juliane Voigt, Carbon Market Watch

This event will be moderated by Aki Kachi, international policy Director at Carbon Market Watch


For more information, please see our policy briefs:

– Good-Bye Kyoto: Transitioning away from offsetting after 2020
– Building blocks for a robust Sustainable Development Mechanism