The Climate Change Department (Ministry of Water and Environment, Uganda) organized a one-day meeting on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement on 4th October 2021 at Mestil Hotel Kampala. Given that the rules and guidance under Article 6 are the last piece of the Paris rulebook to be resolved, the meeting with relevant stakeholders and negotiators on key issues was timely. It was an important step in strengthening national coordination on matters related to carbon markets under the Paris Agreement. Parties will come together at COP26 in high hopes of finally coming to a decision on Article 6.
The meeting took attendees through Article 6 negotiations matters from the SB 52 sessions and inter-ministerial meetings, a deep dive into Article 6 crunch issues in relation to Uganda’s priorities and discussed position points around 6.2, 6.4 and 6.8 of Article 6. This year at COP 26 will take place in Glasgow, UK, from 31st October to 12th November 2021.