The 2050 Pathways Platform is a government and multi-stakeholder initiative launched at COP22 by then High-Level Climate Champion and architect of the Paris Agreement Laurence Tubiana. It was established at the request of countries who wanted a “big tent” approach to 2050 long-term climate strategies. In addition to countries, it brings together a network of bilateral and multilateral donors, international and national think tanks, and climate policy experts with an interest in long-term planning in response to the climate challenge.
The Platform provides financial and technical assistance to support governments in formulating LTS tailored to country priorities and ensuring ownership. The specific activities are identified through dialogue with the government to identify needs and a suitable approach to address them.
The Platform works via support to local capacity, and thus prioritizes grants to governments, in-country organizations and stakeholders. The secretariat of the Platform ensures that there is sufficient peer-to-peer support for local capacity to undertake the work. In the last few years, countries that partnered with the Platform for their LTS development include Argentina, Bhutan, Costa Rica, Iceland, Indonesia, Marshall Islands, Morocco, Nigeria, Peru, South Africa, The Gambia and Turkey.