Expert Perspectives

Well-known specialists in their fields add their perspective on key topics related to long-term strategies. The expert perspectives series is organized into four critical themes, each encompassing several topics. For each topic, experts developed short opinion papers, responding to a writing prompt that framed the topic at hand.

This theme provides a big picture overview of long-term strategies, covering key topics such as the purpose and elements of long-term strategies, aligning short- and medium-term goals with the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement and the role of adaptation and finance.

Aligning near- and medium-term plans with the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement



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This theme explores qualitative and quantitative approaches for developing long-term strategies, including setting emission reduction targets and undertaking modeling exercises.

Qualitative approaches



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The integration of sustainable development, governance and capacity-building objectives in long-term strategies.

Integrating sustainable development in long-term strategies



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Sectoral approaches to long-term strategies, including land use and energy, as well as managing the transition for workers in carbon-intensive industries.

Ensuring a just transition for workers as economies shift from carbon-intensive to low-carbon industries



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Sectoral approaches: Energy



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Sectoral approaches: Land



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