Results of the official side event of COP27
“Sharing best practices and lessons learned from capacity building for implementation of Article 6”

The Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ) held an official side event at COP27 to share countries’ and organizations’ efforts and challenges in building capacity for Article 6 implementation and to discuss the effective implementation of Article 6 from the viewpoints of both the supply side and the recipient side.

【Outline of the Meeting】

1. Meeting Overview

Aim of the event was;

  • To discuss the status and challenges on capacity-building for the Article 6 implementation;
  • To share specific capacity-building-related activities in each country and region; and
  • To discuss way forward for the effective implementation of Article 6, incorporating the perspectives of both providers and recipients of the capacity building

<Opening Remarks>
Hiroshi Ono, Vice-Minister for Global Environmental Affairs, MOEJ

<Participated countries and organizations>
Session 1: Status of the Article 6 capacity building of the Paris Agreement

  • UNFCCC Global Innovation Hub Initiative: Carlos Ruiz Garvas
  • MOEJ: Maiko Uga

Session 2: Sharing of good practices of the Article 6 capacity building

  • Ghana: Daniel Benefor
  • IGES: Temuulen MURUN
  • UNDP Ghana: Stephen Kansuk

Session 3: Way forward for Article 6 implementation

  • Climate Focus (Moderator): Sandra Greiner
  • West African Alliance: Ousmane Fall Sarr
  • Germany BMWK: Rachel Pekker
  • Thailand: Puttipar Rotkittikhun
  • Peru: Manuel García-Rosell
  • World Bank: Chandra Shekhar Sinha
  • Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI): Fenella Aouane
  • KliK Foundation: Ursula Flossman-Kraus
  • The Gold Standard: Hugh Salway

2. Summary

  • Capacity gaps exist among government, the private sector, and other stakeholders, and identifying these gaps and providing capacity building to fill these gaps is essential. Systematic and effective supports are necessary since implementing Article 6 is complex and difficult with a wide range of considerations, including interagency coordination, strategic capacity building, and ensuring of environmental integrity.
  • There is a gap in capacity building supports between its providers and recipients by regions and sectors. In order to address the capacity-building needs, collaboration among organizations, countries, and regional alliances is important to ensure that the supports are delivered efficiently while avoiding duplication and competition.
  • Utilizing knowledges of countries and organizations working on rulemaking for the Article 6 implementation is important for conducting capacity building effectively and efficiently. Information should be shared among a wide range of stakeholders. Due to the fact that institutional arrangement and rulemaking of the Article 6 implementation can be advanced in accordance with situation of each country, the “Article 6 Implementation Partnership” that can be used for knowledge and capacity building will be useful.

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