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On January 15, WRI Senior Fellow Taryn Fransen testified in a hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, & Technology. The hearing, titled “An Update on the Climate Crisis: From Science to Solutions,” examined the current state of climate science and solutions to the climate challenge. Taryn’s testimony focused on the United Nations Emissions Gap Report and the role the United States could play in closing the emissions gap.

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Depending on how the international carbon markets rules are structured, Article 6 of the Paris Agreement could help countries achieve their climate commitments or let them off the hook. Here’s what you need to know.


This working paper provides an overview of the key remaining issues being negotiated under Article 6, which provides for international cooperation through carbon markets. It explains each issue, what Parties disagree on, and what is at stake.


COP25, hosted by Chile, is an opportunity to advance the Paris Agreement and galvanize global climate action. Countries are expected to send signals that they will enhance their national climate commitments in 2020. WRI’s staff and experts will be on the ground to monitor progress and encourage action.


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