Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project

Institution: see UNSDSN & IDDRI

In Brief

see UNSDSN & IDDRI; interim report, July 2014



A collaborative initiative to understand and show how individual countries can transition to a low-carbon economy and how the world can meet the internationally agreed target of limiting the increase in global mean surface temperature to <2 degrees Celsius (°C). Co-founded by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), DDPP comprises 15 Country Research Teams composed of leading researchers and research institutions from countries representing 70% of global GHG emissions and different stages of development: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, the UK, and the US. Each team developed a national Deep Decarbonization Pathway (DDP) analysis to 2050, to explore possible transition to a low-carbon economy, taking into account national socio-economic conditions, development aspirations, infrastructure stocks, resource endowments, and other relevant factors. Other Partner Organizations: German Development Institute, International Energy Agency, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. See Pathways to Deep Decarbonization: 2014 Report (Sept 2014, 232p), the DDPP Factsheet (Feb 2014), and An Action Agenda for Sustainable Development (June 2013).

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