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Blog post
April 13, 2020

Russia recently released a draft long-term strategy for tackling climate change. The proposed plan would have Russia's carbon emissions drop to net zero decades after other major economies.

Event
December 10, 2019

Organized by UK COP26 President-Designate and World Resources Institute, this high-level side event at COP25 in Madrid focused on the growing international momentum around net-zero targets, and how this can drive more ambitious national climate action in line with the science and decreasing costs of clean technologies.

Blog post
October 8, 2019

Countries' long-term climate strategies plan out to 2050. How can policymakers deal with uncertainty over this long time horizon? "Stress-testing" with different future scenarios can help.

Blog post
September 17, 2019

Scores of countries are expected to announce plans at next week's UN Climate Action Summit to accelerate and scale up global ambition to implement the Paris Agreement. Twelve have already shared their long-term strategies to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by midcentury. Climate Watch's new Long-term Strategy Tracker offers a...

Event
September 17, 2019

During this webinar, participants will hear real-world examples of governance arrangements for developing and implementing long-term, low-emissions development strategies and learn about new research that explores country experience.

Blog post
August 20, 2019

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called for "bold action and much greater ambition" in fighting climate change. Latin American and Caribbean nations can heed the call by strengthening their national climate plans by 2020 and setting net-zero emissions targets for 2050.

Event
August 07, 2019

This webinar, co-organized by the 2050 Pathways Platform, UN Development Programme and World Resources Institute, will highlight the purpose and benefits of long-term strategies and provide a snapshot of countries’ progress ahead of the Summit. It will set the scene and describe the landscape of country experiences on long-term strategies, as...

Blog post
July 10, 2019

In too many countries, decision-making on climate change rests solely in the hands of a limited set of policymakers and planners. This is a lost opportunity to build awareness, political commitment and accountability for the kind of transformational change needed to get the world on a more sustainable path.

Blog post
June 13, 2019

Long-term strategies provide a way for countries to envision strong and sustainable growth—exactly the goal of the G20.

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