Under the Paris Agreement, countries are invited to communicate “mid-century long-term low GHG emissions development strategies,” or “long-term strategies” by 2020. These strategies are central to the goal of limiting global warming to well below 2°C and to pursue efforts to limit the increase to 1.5°C, representing a significant opportunity for countries to lay out their vision for achieving a low-emissions economy by 2050 while also pursuing sustainable development. To learn more about the basics of long-term strategies, visit ‘What is a Long-term Strategy?’
World Resources Institute and the United Nations Development Programme, working closely with UN Climate Change, offer a suite of resources to help policymakers integrate long-term climate strategies into national policy making. This project contributes to the 2050 Pathways Platform and is undertaken in collaboration with the NDC Partnership. For more information, explore our research and our data.
Senior strategic and technical advisors with expertise in long-term climate and development planning guide the vision and direction of this project. Read more about our advisory committee.
This project is developed by World Resources Institute and United Nations Development Programme, in cooperation with UN Climate Change.
The project contributes to the 2050 Pathways Platform and is undertaken in collaboration with the NDC Partnership.
This project is supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Support for communications was also provided by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).