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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...

At COP24 in Katowice, Poland from 2-14 December there will be several events focused on long-term strategies: Long-Term Strategy as an Opportunity for Raising Ambition on Indonesia’s NDC When: 4 Dec, 13:00-14:30 Where: Indonesia Pavilion Who: WRI Indonesia, WRI Climate, 2050 Pathways Platform Representatives from Indonesia and international partners will...

On September 24th during Climate Week NYC, the Marshall Islands launched its 2050 strategy, “Lighting the Way.” https://twitter.com/President_Heine/status/1044211442289971200 The 2050 plan aims for net zero emissions and 100 percent renewable energy by 2050 and commits to develop an adaptation plan for the Pacific nation. Read the full strategy here....

The Low Emission Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS GP) has initiated an expert advisory service on long-term strategies as a contribution to the 2050 Pathways Platform. ...