Aligning short-term climate action with long-term climate goals
Opportunities and options for enhancing alignment between NDCs and long-term strategies
The Paris Agreement and its accompanying decision call for Parties to strive to formulate
mid-century communicate long-term low-greenhouse gas emission development strategies
(LT-LEDS) by 2020. Moreover, the Paris decision requests Parties to communicate a
new or updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) by 2020. This paper finds
that there is potential for these long-term strategies to guide short- and mid-term
action and feed into future NDC submissions. This paper highlights that long-term
strategies can substantially shape countries’ short- and mid-term priorities, policies
and investment pipelines, leading to significant cost reductions in the long-term.
Linking NDCs to long-term mitigation strategies will be key in ensuring efficient
use of resources, particularly crucial for responding to climate change amidst and
following the COVID-19 crisis.
Published on June 12, 2020
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