Support in-country expertise
The DDP initiative encourages the development and the structuring of a global scientific community of analysts working on the country-based assessment of ambitious climate objectives, in line with the Paris Agreement.
At the national and local scale, it supports the reinforcement of institutional capacity and contributes to their policy debates through:
- the development of standard tools allowing institutions to develop pathways for different sectors
- the support to develop or refine detailed models
- the engagement of stakeholders though debates around the comparison of pathways proposed by different actors.
At the global scale, the pathway comparison tool (and the database supporting it) provides a reference point for the collection of studies undertaken in independent projects. It aims notably at feeding the Working Group III contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and in particular its Chapter 4. This contribution occurs through collective publications, such as the 2016 Special Issue of Climate Policy presented in the previous DDP project. It also involves the participation of members of the DDP community, such as Henri Waisman, as Coordinating Lead Author of Chapter 5 (“Sustainable Development, Poverty Eradication and Reducing Inequalities“) of the IPCC Special Report on a 1.5?C Global Warming.
Inform policy decisions
The Deep Decarbonization Pathways (DDP) teams build and bring to the public debate realistic decarbonization pathways to 2050. We do this country by country considering in each case the specific context, and highlighting key drivers of the transformation and their potential effects.
Today, the DDP initiative aims at extending its work to new countries, strengthening the relevance of sectoral analysis and encouraging domestic and international debate.
DDP initiative is conducting a number of projects covering different geographical areas and topics. Special efforts are made to ensure that its findings are available to all, in the most relevant and user-friendly way.
More in-country works coming soon…