Outcome of the side event of COP28 at Japan Pavilion
“Enhancing NDCs through the Article 6 Implementation Partnership (A6IP): Launching of A6 Implementation Support Packages”

With many countries embarking on Article 6 implementation, coordinated yet country-driven capacity building becomes key to realizing high integrity carbon markets. This event launched the Article 6 Implementation support package, together with capacity building tools to support enhancing the NDCs.

【Outline of the Side Event】

1. Side Event Overview

<Opening Remarks>
H.E. Mr. Shintaro Ito, Minister, Ministry of the Environment, Japan

<Photo Session>

<Launch of Article 6 Implementation Support Package>

Mr. Kazuhisa Koakutsu, Director, Paris Agreement Article 6 Implementation Partnership (A6IP) Center

< Messages from Partners on Support Package >

  • Ms. Farhina Ahmed, Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Bangladesh
  • Mr. Stanley Loh, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment, Singapore
  • H.E. Mr. Simon Watts, Minister for Climate Change, New Zealand
  • Mr. Trigg Talley, Senior Advisor to the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate and Director, Climate Negotiations and Programs at U.S. Department of State

< Messages from A6IP Support package implementation partners >

  • Mr. James Grabert, Director, Mitigation, UNFCCC secretariat
  • Ms. Jennifer Sara, Global Director, Climate Change Group, World Bank Group
  • Mr. Federico Di Credico, Vice-Chairs, the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)

<Closing Remarks>

Porf. Kazuhiko Takeuchi, President, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

2. Summary

In the presence of Minister Ito, the Minister of the Environment of Japan, and other high-level participants from various countries and organizations, the Article 6 Implementation Support Packages were introduced. This initiative aims to enhance the ambitions of NDCs, which are currently considered insufficient to meet the 1.5-degree target. Similar to the launch of the Paris Agreement Article 6 Implementation Partnership (A6IP) at COP 27 last year, high-level participants from partner countries and organizations expressed their support.

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