Developing transformation pathways towards sustainability for the agricultural sector

July 5, 2016

[First results of the Agricultural Transformation Pathways  Initiative (ATPi)] Last September, UN Member States committed to achieving 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While the new development agenda provides a useful guide for understanding the main challenges to be met by 2030, to induce action and to realize the ambition of this agenda, each country must now work […]

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Methodological insights for building scenarios in the post-Paris context

July 4, 2016

Country-specific deep decarbonization pathways are meant to inform how nations could carry out the reduction of their GHG emissions, while being consistent with their development priorities and with the overarching 2°C target agreed on in the Paris Agreement. Such pathways have been produced within the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project since 2014. Climate Policy’s special issue […]

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Energy transition strategies in high coal consuming countries

March 23, 2016

A case study for China and Poland – The EU member states are required to put in place a significant transformation towards a low-carbon economy in order to meet the 2030 EU emission targets. Poland faces specific challenges due to its high reliance on domestic coal. The efforts undertaken by other coal intensive economies—like China—to reduce […]

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From Paris to 2°C: Implications of the Contributions

October 26, 2015

While the currently submitted national contributions to the new global climate agreement do not yet put the world on track to limit warming to 2 degrees Celsius, they imply an unprecedented acceleration and consolidation of action against climate change in major economies around the world. Moreover, they can serve as an entry point for the […]

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What kind of ambition mechanism for the Paris agreement?

October 23, 2015

As the final negotiation session before the Paris conference is being held in Bonn, some important progress has been made on two key elements defining the context of these negotiations: the financial commitment of 100 billion dollars per year, which serves as a benchmark for the North-South financial solidarity efforts, and national contributions, which show […]

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