Working Papers

Original research and analysis on crafting robust low-carbon 2050 development pathways

November 2018
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This case study summarizes the strategic climate adaptation planning for Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. It provides an excellent example of how strategic adaptation planning can unfold in a context of substantial...

October 2018
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Long-term low greenhouse gas development strategies offer an opportunity for the G20 to set the leadership direction that will help steer the world toward a viable climate future. These strategies...

October 2018
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This case study gleans lessons on the development of the French national low-carbon strategy. It details the process of developing the French plan for achieving a low-carbon economy by 2050....

October 2018
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This case study sheds light on the process of developing the United States mid-century strategy. This strategy was submitted to the UNFCCC in 2016 under the Obama administration.

July 2018
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National-level implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change proceed on different tracks, despite growing recognition of the ample opportunities they present for...

September 2017
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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 achieving the long-term goal...