Introducing the new Long Term Climate Strategies web platform
World Resources Institute (WRI) and the United Nations Development Programme, in cooperation with UN Climate Change, have launched a new website on long-term climate strategies, which contains a suite of resources to help policymakers integrate long-term climate strategies into national policy making.
Under the Paris Agreement, countries are invited to communicate “mid-century long-term low greenhouse gas emissions development strategies,” or “long-term strategies” by 2020. These strategies are central to the goal of limiting global warming to well below 2°C and to pursue efforts to limit the increase to 1.5°C, representing a significant opportunity for countries to lay out their vision for achieving a low carbon economy by 2050 while also pursuing sustainable development.
WRI and the United Nations Development Programme, in cooperation with UN Climate Change, are developing a suite of resources to help policymakers integrate long-term climate strategies into national policy making. This project contributes to the 2050 Pathways Platform and is undertaken in collaboration with the NDC Partnership.
The site launches more than 30 expert perspectives from high-profile thought leaders and senior technical experts, on key topics of relevance to long-term strategies. The expert perspectives series is organized into four critical themes, each encompassing several topics. For each topic, experts present short opinion papers, responding to a writing prompt that frames the topic at hand. Case studies and a series of papers will be published soon, making the site a go-to resource for all countries looking to design transparent and robust long-term strategies.
Access the website here: Long Term Climate Strategies
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