Rooting sustainable development in Article 6

Provisions for sustainable development in Article 6 of the Paris Agreement are essential if we are to keep global temperature rises well below 2°C and meet the ambitions set out in the Sustainable Development Goals. In this pursuit, a series of "SD Dialogues" were hosted around the world, leading to the publication of six policy briefs>> in the fall of 2018. 

Ahead of COP24, Gold Standard and UNEP-DTU are pleased to publish negotiating text recommendations to help ensure strong sustainable development provisions are included within Article 6, specifically in the cooperative approaches in Articles 6.2 and 6.4. These include: 

  • The use of 'shall' provisions for sustainable development requirements  
  • Minimum quality requirements for stakeholder consultations  
  • Second or Third party assessment of sustainable development contributions  

In addition, the Dialogue recommends specific provisions for sustainable development assessments for 'Article 6.2 - Reporting', as well as further definition for 'Article 6.4 - Roles and responsibilities'.

See the full summary on the process and recommendations>>

For detailed text proposals developed by the Dialogue: SD Dialogue - COP 24>>

Presenting at COP24

We will be presenting these recommendations at a side event in COP24 on Wednesday:

IETA Business Hub
Wednesday 12 Dec 2018
14:00 - 15:30

Speakers include:

  • Marion Verles, Gold Standard
  • Karen Holm-Olsen, UNEP-DTU
  • Thomas Forth, BMUB
  • Simon Fellermeyer, BAFU
  • Franziska Heidenreich, myclimate foundation



The Dialogue is organised by UNEP DTU Partnership and the Gold Standard Foundation in close collaboration with the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD). The Dialogue is made possible by contributions received from donors including Belgium, Germany, Liechtenstein, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. 

Media Category: News
Event Dates: Friday, December 7, 2018