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From NDCs to Pathways and Policies: Transformative Climate Action After Paris

As of: September 2021

The Parties to the Paris Agreement will submit more ambitious NDCs every five years from 2020 onwards to limit global warming to as little as 1.5°C. The project supports the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the SDGs in major emerging economies and on an international level. To this end, the project provides advice on the development of priority policies and low emission strategies that are compatible with the national development goals of the partner countries. Against this backdrop, the project supports the preparation of new NDCs by identifying national potentials, and the conditions for increased ambitions. Besides, the project promotes progress in the climate-friendly transformation of sectors, financial flows, and technologies, etc. The results of the project analyses are fed into UNFCCC processes and contribute to creating an international momentum for increasing the ambition of NDCs and for submitting long-term strategies.

State of implementation/results

    • February 2020: Completion of the “Investment Vision Framework for transformational change” report to support ministries with investment and budgeting responsibilities in decision-making based on Paris-compatible Long Term Strategies (LTS).
    • October 2019: Second Project Meeting bringing together all country partners, international experts and the representatives from the 2050 Pathways Platform agrees on a consolidated methodology, including the Current Policy Scenario, a compatible Global Narrative and the final reporting template for all scenarios.
    • March 2020: Launch of Phase 2 of Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) project including representatives from 20 state government bodies, which builds on the Current Policy Scenario developed under this project.
    • May 2019: Participation with key technical presentations in the meeting of the LTS Technical Chamber of the Brazilian Forum on Climate Change (FBMC).
    • January 2020: Symposium by Ministry of Railways and Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India wherein the project work on modal shift in the context of deep decarbonisation of the Indian transport system was presented. It was undertaken jointly by IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Lucknow.
    • November 2019: Indian Stakeholder Engagement Workshop: Designing Deep Decarbonization Pathways for the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and LTS in New Delhi to present preliminary results in transport and Agriculture, Forestry & Other Land Use (AFOLU) sectors.
    • July 2019: Participation to the Asia Low Emission Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS GP) webinar to present the project’s work on deep decarbonisation pathways development in India.
    • March 2020: Formal kick-off workshop for the discussion of the analytical approach to the development of the Indonesia LTS.
    • January 2020: Participation to the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MOEF) convening on the LTS process design, holding presentations on the proposed analytical method and scenario framework.
    South Africa:
    • March 2020: Symposium on the long-term pathways of transport in cooperation with the Climate Transparency project…
    • October 2019: Participation in the Brussels-based Policy Dialogue of the COP21 RIPPLES Project to share policy analysis of the South African steel sector pathways to decarbonisation as well as the necessary conditions for their materialisation, including bilateral (EU-South Africa) and international cooperation options.
    • March 2019: Participation to the policy dialogue on South Africa Low Emission Development Strategy (LEDS) co-hosted by DEFF and the 2050 Pathways Platform.

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Project data

Brazil, India, Indonesia, South Africa

Implementing organisation:
Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) - Frankreich

Political partner(s):
  • Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) - South Africa
  • Fórum Brasileiro de Mudança do Clima – FBMC (Brazilian Forum on Climate Change)
  • Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) - India
  • Ministry of Environment - Brazil
  • Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) - Indonesia

BMU grant:
2.812.222,08 €

09/2018  till  12/2021


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