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handbook
2017 July, 8

This technical paper presents guidance on how to conduct 2050 pathways analyses. It suggests criteria, principles and building blocks for a successful development of pathways, as well as selected illustrations. It is intended to be read together with: Why Develop 2050 Pathways? This paper is under the responsibility of the 2050 Pathways Platform secretariat and does not commit the Platform members or its partners. Figures and illustrations including those from the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project do not represent government positions.

The paper was written by Jim Williams (SDSN) and Henri Waisman (IDDRI).

The authors thank Richard Baron (Executive Director, 2050 Pathways Platform) and Emmanuel Guérin (Executive Director for Global Policies, European Climate Foundation) for their guidance and suggestions. The 2050 Pathways Platform is also grateful to the following for their useful comments on an earlier draft:  Raul Alfaro-Pelico, Laura Aylett, Ron Benioff, Anna Broadhurst, Sadie Cox, Anita Demuth, Stéphane Hallegatte, Minako Kageyama, Noah Kaufman, Nicole Kranz, Amal-Lee Amin, Kelly Levin, Damien Navizet, Felipe Osses McIntyre, Christina Paradiso, Miles Perry, Gwenaël Podesta, Céline Ramstein, Ophélie Risler and other colleagues at AFD, Adrien Vogt-Schilb, Sebastian Wienges and participants in the Pocantico meeting.

cover-why
2017 July, 8

This paper presents the possible motivations for countries, regions, cities, and other entities to develop 2050 pathways, as visions of their long-term low- greenhouse gas emissions development. It is intended to be read together with: 2050 Pathways: A Handbook. These papers are the first in a series of papers from the 2050 Pathways Platform and its partners. Other papers will follow on more specific issues related to the design and implementation of 2050 pathways. This paper is under the responsibility of the 2050 Pathways Platform secretariat and does not commit the Platform members or its partners.

This paper was written by Siddharth Pathak (Partnerships Director, 2050 Pathways Platform).

The author thanks Richard Baron (Executive Director, 2050 Pathways Platform) and Emmanuel Guérin (Executive Director for Global Policies, European Climate Foundation) for guidance and suggestions. The 2050 Pathways Platform is also grateful to the following for their useful comments on an earlier draft: Amal-Lee Amin and Adrien Vogt-Schilb, Kelly Levin, Stephan Hallegatte, Celine Ramstein, Miles Perry, Anna Broadhurst, Gwenaël Podesta, Laura Aylett, Nicole Kranz, Christina Paradiso, Felipe Osses Mcintyre, Emmanuelle Pinault, Damien Navizet, Yunus Arikan, Pedro Faria, Ron Beniof, Sara Berggren and Roger Ramer.