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The Carbon Market Forum at CEPS has written extensively about global carbon markets and their role in climate change mitigation. These include commentaries on some of the recent Conferences of the Parties (COP) as well as comprehensive special reports on the background and building blocks of market mechanisms in future climate agreements. Particularly pertinent for Paris 2015 are the reports on the Framework for Various Approaches and the New Market Mechanism.


CEPS Special Report - The Framework for Various Approaches and the New Market Mechanism

In its conclusions in June 2014, the 40th session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 40) invited submissions on the Framework for Various Approaches (FVA), New Market Mechanism (NMM) and Non Market Approaches (NMA) by 22 September 2014. This document is the submission by the Centre from European Policy Studies (CEPS) in response to that invitation, and covers both FVA and NMM.

CEPS Special Report - The Role of Market Mechanisms in a Post-2020 Climate Change Agreement

The world has changed in many ways since 1997 when the Kyoto Protocol was adopted, along some critical axes, both from an economic and emissions points of view. Moreover, and this cannot be quantified, the appetite for global governance, especially for an agreement with such far-reaching implications as a climate change agreement, has diminished considerably. This paper looks at the relationship between the carbon market and a new climate change agreement, to be finalised in Paris in 2015. It tries to answer two key questions: does the carbon market have a role to play in a post-2020 agreement, and what is the role of a post-2020 agreement in the creation and operation of a carbon market?

CEPS Commentary - Taking stock after the Warsaw COP

CEPS Commentary - Doha/COP 18: Gateway to a New Climate Change Agreement