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 Environment and Sustainable Development - Argentina
  • Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation
  • National Institution for Transforming (NITI Aayog) - India
  • State Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) - Indonesia
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 a partnership with the NDC Partnership to support requests received on next generation NDCs and LT-LEDS
    • Organised a side event at COP28 to profile and launch the project (12/2023 at the Ethiopia Pavilion)
    • Established the management structure of the project and engaged with external project partners, including the National Parks Administration.
    • Hosted several meetings with Cecilia Nicolini (Secretary of Climate Change, Sustainable Development, and Innovation) and Florencia Mitchell (National Director of Climate Change at the Ministry of Environment) as representatives of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development to present the project and align goals.
    • Carried out national and international networking work, strengthening consortium’s capacity to respond to the political and technological challenges of the project, including hiring the former national secretary of climate change to the project team, paving the road in the science-policy interface.
    • Built a baseline of geophysical information for the creation of model instruments 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.
    • Stakeholder-based modelling in climate change planning for the agriculture sector in Argentina doi.org/…
    • Planned a national multistakeholder dialogue on the LT-LEDS for 01/2024 or 02/2024.
    • Planned a Madhya Pradesh multistakeholder dialogue for 01/2024 or 02/2024 (after the state elections and results declaration).
    • Organised a Gujarat state-level stakeholder engagement workshop in Ahmedabad in 11/2023.
    • Developing updates to the Energy Policy Scenarios model.
    • 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 on existing work relating to NDCs and LT-LEDS, with 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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