Paris Agreement Long Term Strategies
We call for responsible leadership and a long-term framework The Paris Agreement calls on countries to formulate long-term strategies for the development of greenhouse gas emissions, in line with efforts to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius. The 2030 agenda and national development targets allow countries to know what their evolution should be. Of course, there is no one-way solution, but what is important is that any institution that oversees the LTS process and takes the technical lead has the capacity and capacity to achieve its long-term vision – and must be accountable to both the general management and the people of the country. The concept of long-term climate change and development planning poses unique governance challenges. Ensuring the buy-back and ownership of key non-state departments, departments and agencies and stakeholders as part of the final strategy is essential when considering that long-term strategies must be influential in guiding short-, medium- and long-term planning and investment decisions across society, in order to initiate an effective and equitable transition to low greenhouse gas emissions and a pathway to resilience. This requires EU member states to develop long-term national strategies on how to achieve the greenhouse gas emission reductions needed to meet their commitments under the Paris Agreement and the EU targets. The Can`s Long-term Decarbonization Strategies Working Group addresses a wide range of issues related to the development and promotion of long-term strategies for achieving climate-resistant, low-carbon development. The long-term strategies of EU countries to meet their obligations under the Paris Agreement and the Energy Union`s objectives. IIED provides research assistance and committed support to help least developed countries develop long-term strategies for low-carbon, climate-resilient development, in line with international commitments. The next strategies are due before January 1, 2029, and then every ten years.
Member States should, if necessary, update their strategies every five years. Some countries have already responded to an invitation from the Conference of the Parties (COP) to communicate mid-century strategies, with 2050 being considered a reference year. Most of these countries have translated their long-term vision into a target as a percentage reduction, which, in Germany`s case, is to fall to 95% below the 1990 level by 2050. This quantified objective is certainly not a binding law, but it allows Germany to monitor the neutrality of emissions step by step and beyond its political cycles. It encourages different segments of government to continuously seek emission reduction options, now and in the future, in the hope that each of them can take the necessary steps to achieve this 95% reduction. The Commission will help Member States develop their long-term strategies by providing information on last week, in which I participated in a global meeting on the processes for creating LSTS. The two-day meeting provided an opportunity for government actors, policy makers and international experts to exchange ideas, best practices, tools, benefits and challenges in developing these strategies.