Linking heterogeneous climate policies (consistent with the Paris Agreement)

Michael A. Mehling, Gilbert E. Metcalf, Robert N. Stavins

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Abstract

Key Points
-International linkage of regional, national, and subnational climate policies could play an important role in supporting the ramp up of ambition in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) over time and so contribute to the success of the Paris Agreement.
-Linkage has the potential to lower overall costs of mitigation, given the wide range of marginal abatement costs across countries, and also can lower administrative costs of compliance and help build political momentum, both of which can contribute to scaling up ambition.
-The bottom-up nature of the Paris Agreement has led to great heterogeneity of NDCs, which can pose challenges for linking. These challenges are not insurmountable, but will require thoughtful guidance for the effective operation of key provisions for linking in Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.
-Article 6 guidance can facilitate linkage by, among other things, providing clear definitions and principles for internationally transferred mitigation outcomes (ITMOs), taking into account the heterogeneous nature of NDCs.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationMarket Mechanisms and the Paris Agreement
EditorsRobert N. Stavins, Robert C. Stowe
Place of PublicationCambridge, MA
Pages43-46
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2017
EventMarket Mechanisms and the Paris Agreement: A Research Workshop Sponsored by the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements - Harvard University , Cambridge, United States
Duration: 6 Jul 20176 Jul 2017
https://www.belfercenter.org/publication/market-mechanisms-and-paris-agreement

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ConferenceMarket Mechanisms and the Paris Agreement
CountryUnited States
CityCambridge
Period6/07/176/07/17
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Keywords

  • climate change
  • Paris Agreement
  • climate policies

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Mehling, M. A., Metcalf, G. E., & Stavins, R. N. (2017). Linking heterogeneous climate policies (consistent with the Paris Agreement). In R. N. Stavins, & R. C. Stowe (Eds.), Market Mechanisms and the Paris Agreement (pp. 43-46). Cambridge, MA.
Mehling, Michael A. ; Metcalf, Gilbert E. ; Stavins, Robert N. / Linking heterogeneous climate policies (consistent with the Paris Agreement). Market Mechanisms and the Paris Agreement. editor / Robert N. Stavins ; Robert C. Stowe. Cambridge, MA, 2017. pp. 43-46
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Mehling, MA, Metcalf, GE & Stavins, RN 2017, Linking heterogeneous climate policies (consistent with the Paris Agreement). in RN Stavins & RC Stowe (eds), Market Mechanisms and the Paris Agreement. Cambridge, MA, pp. 43-46, Market Mechanisms and the Paris Agreement, Cambridge, United States, 6/07/17.

Linking heterogeneous climate policies (consistent with the Paris Agreement). / Mehling, Michael A.; Metcalf, Gilbert E.; Stavins, Robert N.

Market Mechanisms and the Paris Agreement. ed. / Robert N. Stavins; Robert C. Stowe. Cambridge, MA, 2017. p. 43-46.

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Mehling MA, Metcalf GE, Stavins RN. Linking heterogeneous climate policies (consistent with the Paris Agreement). In Stavins RN, Stowe RC, editors, Market Mechanisms and the Paris Agreement. Cambridge, MA. 2017. p. 43-46