UPDATED 24 February 2023

Good practice guidance for the preliminary assessment of sustainable development in Article 6 actions

This document is primarily aimed at enabling a ‘preliminary assessment’ of a potential Article 6 activity. It provides a simple guide, full of good practices, for performing desk-based assessments on the potential of proposed activities to deliver sustainable development benefits.


This report is produced by the Sustainable Development Initiative (SDI) with the support from the governments of Belgium, Germany, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

For more information on the SDI and the policy dialogue on Sustainable Development


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