UPDATED 28 February 2024

Promoting Sustainable Development through Article 6 – The Role of Bilateral Agreements

Cooperation under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement is expected to be based not only on guidance adopted at the UN-level, but also bilateral agreements between governments.


As well as providing a legal framework for cooperation, these bilateral agreements provide an opportunity for governments to set a higher bar for activities generating mitigation outcomes. The SDI has published recommended provisions for governments to include in future bilateral agreements, to underpin the promotion of sustainable development and ensure robust safeguards.

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