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 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.
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.
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.
Horizon to Horizon guide outlines a step by step process to designing a long-term strategy for Pacific Island countries, identifying and solving roadblocks to implementation, and determining financing needs and sources.
A Strategic Mitigation, Adaptation and Resilience Tool (SMART) accompanies the Horizon to Horizon guide. SMART supports decision making by Pacific leaders, by enhancing the understanding of where mitigation actions interact with adaptation and resilience priorities.
The C40 Climate Action Planning Resource Centre has been designed to support city climate planners worldwide to deliver ambitious climate action in line with the objectives of the Paris Agreement. The Platform brings together a wide range of resources – including video tutorials, guidance documents, research reports, case studies, and tools – that build upon the experiences of 73 cities across North America, Latin America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Pacific. New resources and tools are added as they become available. The Knowledge Hub offers insights and practical resources from leading C40 cities.
This briefing lays out the key findings of the IPCC SR15 that inform governments in their task to develop and submit LT-LEDS, and inform the continuous scaling up of near- and mid-term action and targets, including in Nationally Determined contributions (NDCs), in line with the ratcheting-up mechanism enshrined in the Paris Agreement.
Long-term planning for climate and development requires tailored governance and institutional arrangements. This paper considers what type of governance and institutional arrangements can best support the development of long-term, low-emissions development strategies in order to bridge long-term climate implications to the decisions of today.