Publications

Explore our publications by our team of experts within the DDP network. Our publications advance knowledge and contribute to deep decarbonization from the perspectives of our in-country experts.

Towards the Second NDC : Call for a National Dialogue on the Acceleration of Energy Decarbonization in Indonesia

Indonesia has a climate goal to reach net-zero emissions by 2060 or sooner. Recent initiatives like the JETP, which focuses on decarbonizing the on-grid power sector with USD20 billion in public and private financing, have brought light on the importance of the alignment of key Indonesian energy-related decarbonization strategies such as LTS-LCCR, NDCs and other plans, for effective implementation and funding. Indeed, lack of coherence creates the risk of not reaching emission reduction goals. A National Dialogue on the Acceleration of Energy Decarbonization in Indonesia would be a key tool to help move forward the alignment and optimisation of implementation efforts. By doing it in the context of the Second NDC, alignment will make possible a clear milestone for 2035 of the path and ambition level of the country to credibly achieve the goal of net-zero emissions by 2060 or sooner.

GST Africa Report #2 – African Perspectives of the First GST Outcome: a Focus on International Cooperation

The diversity of global climate initiatives lack coordination, requiring a collective framework for effective integration of actions. Current efforts inadequately drive climate ambition, necessitating a new vision emphasizing creativity, context-specific strategies, and systemic transformations. African nations encounter obstacles meeting Paris Agreement targets. This report urges for enhanced cooperation focusing on environmental, transformative, and distributive outcomes — an effort that COP28 could guide for improved international cooperation beyond UNFCCC.

DDP Annual Report 2023 – Innovative International Cooperation for Climate – Reconciling urgent action and transformational change

The report emphasizes the urgent need for swift and transformative action on climate change in line with the Paris Agreement’s temperature goals. Incremental changes won’t suffice; instead, a systemic transformation involving both technological and organizational shifts across all sectors and countries is essential. 

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Chapters

Iron & Steel

Freight Transport

AFOLU

GST Africa Report – Status Quo Analysis on African engagement and perspectives on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Global Stocktake

African countries have so far had a poor engagement in the Global Stocktake (GST) process due to a number of factors. This report tries to understand why that is the case and how we could improve on increasing their engagement.

DDP Annual report 2022

This report summarizes the activities, publications, and other engagements of the DDP in 2022.

ACTDDP Mexico scenarios notes

These notes present the main system transformations required to reach a decarbonization pathway, as well as how this differs from current trends and Mexico’s climate stated commitments.
Sectors

Economy Wide
Power Generation
Cement
Passenger Transport

ACTDDP – Brazil national deep decarbonization sectorial notes

These notes present the main system transformations required to reach a decarbonization pathway, as well as how this differs from current trends and Brazil’s climate stated commitments.
Sectors

Economy Wide
Power Generation
Cement
AFOLU

DDP BIICS Country Report – POLICY LESSONS ON DEEP DECARBONIZATION in large emerging economies

This report presents the main policy lessons emerging from the national Deep Decarbonization Scenarios developed in Brazil, India, Indonesia and South Africa. It includes a description of scenario’s main features, main synergies and trade-offs with country non-climate objectives, priority short-term policies and actions and key international enablers and accelerators of domestic transitions.

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Country chapters

Brazil, India, Indonesia, South Africa

DDP Brazil – Estimating net job creation in DDP scenarios for Brazil

Estimating net job creation in long-term decarbonization scenarios for brazil through employment factors.