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IETA launches portal to collate business views on article 6

20 Sep 2017 4:22 PM | Anonymous

LONDON, 20 September – IETA is today launching a facility to gather business thoughts on how Article 6 of the Paris Agreement should be operationalised.

The web facility, added in the course of an overhaul of IETA’s website, was designed in response to observers being excluded from the formal UNFCCC submission process on the implementation of Article 6, which itself relates to market mechanisms. The publically accessible portal is launching with six submissions already, and will be open for further proposals in the run up to COP23 in Bonn.

“Observers, and the business community in particular, have a lot to add to the UN climate process, particularly with regards to Article 6,” says Dirk Forrister, IETA’s CEO and President. “There is a wealth of thought leadership and experience among observers that we need to draw on if the Paris Agreement is to be a success.”

Over the coming weeks, the information gathered via this facility will further inform IETA’s work on Article 6. IETA plans to produce a synthesis report of all submissions received, aimed at drawing governments’ attention to the unique insights the business community has to offer.

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