2050 is now: Aligning climate action with long-term climate and development goals

This project will provide governments and in-country research institutes and other relevant stakeholders with tools and analysis to strengthen Long-term strategies on the mitigation of greenhouse gases (LTS) with a strong focus on energy and land-use and food systems, in line with national development goals. Therefore the project will help to align short- and medium-term sectoral, economic and national development plans with LTS, including supporting a just transition. This includes to identify opportunities to enhance Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), on the basis of LTS, while achieving development goals. The project will also build capacity beyond focus countries through convenings, research, and lesson-sharing. The project will improve governments’ readiness to increase ambition and implement actions in line with the long-term transitions necessary to limit warming and adapt to climate change as envisioned in the Paris Agreement.

Project data

Argentina, India, Indonesia
IKI funding
19,187,378.00 €
Included preparation phase
812,621.63 €
06/2023 till 05/2027
Implementing organisation
World Resources Institute (WRI)
Political Partner
  • Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation
  • National Institution for Transforming (NITI Aayog) - India
  • State Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) - Indonesia
  • Undersecretariat of Environment and Sustainable Development - Argentina
Implementing Partner
  • Fundación Bariloche
  • Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) - Frankreich
  • Stichting European Climate Foundation
  • Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) - USA
  • World Resources Institute (WRI) - India
  • World Resources Institute (WRI) Indonesia

State of implementation/results

  • Since the start of the project in June 2023 on the global level the following activities have happened:
    • Finalized arrangements with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory who, on behalf of the Global Climate Action Partnership, will lead energy sector activities for the consortium.
    • Formalised arrangements with the NDC Partnership to support requests on NDCs and LT-LEDS.
    • Organised a side event at COP28 to profile the project.
  • Argentina
    • Built a baseline of geophysical information for the creation of model instruments and refined indicators and data on social and landscape dynamics to examine decarbonisation and conservation efforts in the AFOLU sector.
    • Defined indicators and collected data to represent social and landscape dynamics in the AFOLU sector.
    • Refined Nature Map with updated layers on evapotranspiration, Ecosystem Services Provisioning Index, and carbon sequestration.
    • Developed an algorithm for identifying and prioritizing conservation areas while ensuring efforts align with sustainable land management and Argentina's environmental goals.
    • Three climate-resilient food and land-use systems pathways were modelled to show the biophysical feasibility of achieving carbon neutrality in the AFOLU sector by 2050.
    • Development of DecarboNation: an educational tool that allows the exploration of policy impacts related to agriculture, conservation, and emissions reductions.
    • Stakeholder-based modelling in climate change planning for the agriculture sector in Argentina. doi.org/…
  • India
    • Organized a national multistakeholder dialogue on the strategic transitions in India’s LT-LEDS to identify research and capacity building needs for climate planning and implementation.
    • Engaged with Environment Planning and Coordination Organisation of the Madhya Pradesh state government to co-organize a state-level multistakeholder dialogue.
    • Completed updates to the India Energy Policy Simulator (EPS) datasets for the industry, transport, and buildings sectors.
    • Initiated a review of publications comparing and synthesizing insights from different countries’ LT-LEDS to identify key elements that are less discussed in India’s LT-LEDS.
    • Completed drafts for two working papers exploring scenario analysis of India’s power and transport sectors.
    • Conducted consultations with experts from the steel, cement and chemical sectors for an article on decarbonizing India’s industrial sector.
    • Presented results from two economy-wide scenarios – a business-as-usual scenario and a low carbon development scenario – based on scenario modelling work from the India EPS model at the India Climate and Energy Modelling Forum. The results compare greenhouse gas emissions, technology choices, air quality, water-use, and macroeconomic outcomes between the two scenarios.
  • Indonesia
    • Commenced discussions with BAPPENAS to provide support on the next generation NDC and LT-LEDs, including on policy advisory support based on the consortium’s low carbon modelling results.
    • Aligned consortium work with GIZ-CLARITY, with an agreement to focus on sectoral decarbonization such as on agriculture and industry, and on climate resilience/adaptation.
    • Initiated energy modelling, which will examine upstream issues such as coal mining and critical mineral and the dynamics with just transition aspects.

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