Article 6 Guide - 2024 Update

About this guide

At COP26 in Glasgow in 2021, the carbon market saw a big milestone. After several years of negotiations, the section of the Paris Agreement that deals with international cooperation and carbon markets, Article 6, was finally agreed.

However, since COP26, there have remained many unresolved questions about how Article 6 could work in practice, and what it means for wider carbon markets. Since then there has been steady progress on both Article 6.2 and 6.4.

Here is a reminder of what the Article 6 rule book actually says, as well as an update on the progress made, and what questions and disagreements still remain.