The DDP initiative currently runs three projects. These projects bring together countries and institutions to develop comprehensive and context-specific pathways for achieving deep reductions in greenhouse gas emissions while reaching development objectives. These pathways serve as actionable roadmaps, meticulously crafted through robust modeling and analysis. By outlining feasible strategies for transitioning energy systems, industries, and more, the DDP facilitates the shift towards low-carbon economies while ensuring economic growth anddevelopment. Moreover, the initiative fosters a valuable exchange of knowledge and experiences among participants, enabling shared learning and the acceleration of global decarbonization efforts

*   DDP initiative is conducting a number of projects covering different geographical areas and topics
In-country DDP Teams with    active projects    past projects    emerging partnerships

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…

DDP Imagine

Insights from Modelling and Analysis for Global Interactions and National Engagement

The IMAGINE project aims to enhance the 2023 Global Stocktake by synthesizing existing knowledge and generating new assessments. It seeks to accelerate climate action at national and global levels by improving modeling capacity in seven countries, crafting transformative national scenarios, and engaging policymakers. The project involves 14 institutions, collaborating on modeling, policy expertise, and international teamwork. The project, funded by the European Commission, is led by IDDRI and includes institutions like Climate Analytics, CIRED, GAEL, BC3, and SDSN.

DDP Africa

Deep Decarbonization Pathways in Africa

The DDP-Africa initiative is a national research and capacity building project for the implementation of a Deep Decarbonization Pathway (DDP) Programme in Africa, coordinated by IDDRI. It is developed under the framework of the 2050 Facility funded by the Agence Française de Dévelopment (AFD) and currently operates in Nigeria and Senegal. It is supported by the Federal Ministry of Environment (Nigeria) and the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development and by the Ministry of Petroleum and of the Energy (Senegal).


ACT-DDP Project

This project, which is conducted with teams from Brazil and Mexico in collaboration with ACT – Assessing Low-Carbon Transition, aims at developing a methodology to build, evaluate and monitor decarbonisation strategies at the company level. ACT is a joint initiative of the Carbon Disclosure Project and of the French Energy Agency (ADEME). The DDP ACT project it is supported by the French Fund for the Global Environment (FFEM).


Assessing Sectoral Perspectives on Climate Transitions to Support the Global Stocktake and Subsequent Nationally Determined Contributions

The Paris Agreement’s Global Stocktake (GST) reviews progress every five years, guiding Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). NDC ASPECTS focuses on key sectors like transport, industry, buildings, and agriculture, aiming to enhance gender-responsive NDC revisions. Through Sectoral Conversations, it collaborates with experts to create evidence-based narratives, informing global and national pathways for strategic countries. The project assesses transformation challenges, emphasizing societal, economic, political, and environmental aspects, and aims to improve international governance for sectoral climate neutrality and Sustainable Development Goals attainment.


Advancing Deep Decarbonization Pathways in Emerging economies

This project, conducted with research teams from five major emerging economies aims at developing decarbonisation pathways for key sectors in Brazil, China India, Indonesia and South Africa, and to stimulate public debate on this basis. It is supported by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Government.