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The seventh C40 World Mayors Summit took place in Copenhagen from October 9th-12th. The summit was attended by 2,000 mayors, city officials, organisations, and businesses from across the world, and showcased innovative climate solutions and bold and urgent actions being taken to limit global temperature...

At the UN Climate Action Summit, decarbonization took center stage as countries and non-state actors alike stepped up to commit to carbon neutrality by 2050 or earlier. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had made plans for carbon neutrality by 2050 one of his main asks for...

Days before the UN Climate Action Summit, Portugal submitted its long-term strategy to the UN Climate Change Secretariat, becoming the 13th city to do so. The strategy aims for carbon neutrality by 2050. João Pedro Matos Fernandes, Portugal's Minister of the Environment and Energy Transition, said...

On Wednesday, Japan became the 12th country officially submit its long-term strategy to the UNFCCC as called for under Article 4.19 of the Paris Agreement. Read the full strategy here. ...

             In Bonn at the UNFCCC intersessional, taking place from June 17-28, the 2050 Pathways Platform will be co-convening two side events on long-term strategies: Long-term strategies in the international political context When: Thursday, 20th June, 13:15-14:45 Where: Room Bonn Who: Chile, Costa Rica,...

Iceland is joining the 2050 Pathways Platform as a member, Convener Laurence Tubiana announced this week. The 2050 Pathways Platform will collaborate with the government of Iceland to support the development of the country’s long-term strategy. The island nation is the 28th member of the 2050 Pathways Platform.   Iceland...

[caption id="attachment_1961" align="alignnone" width="952"] Image: Jess Nyman, Twitter[/caption] Today, the UK’s chief advisory body on climate change, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), published its highly anticipated report on net zero to the government. The CCC recommends that the UK legislate to reduce emissions to net zero by...

This week, the Deep Decarbonization Pathways (DDP) network published a new paper, "A pathway design framework for national low greenhouse gas emission development strategies" in Nature Climate Change. The paper finds that while it is possible to achieve "deep decarbonization" in every country analyzed, governments must...

On Sunday, February 24, Costa Rica launched a plan to make Costa Rica one of the world’s first decarbonized countries at an event in San José with President Carlos Alvarado Quesada and former UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres.  The plan covers ten sectoral focus areas with policy packages...

Long-term strategies featured prominently at COP24 in Katowice, both at the national and non-state levels. Here are four key takeaways that emerged from the climate talks. 1. An increasing number of countries are elaborating long-term, net zero strategies.   Just two days before talks kicked off, the...