22 Jul Why Join 2050PP?
WHO WE ARE
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 is a trusted space for conversations among governments on long-term strategies and brings together the growing community of practice on LTS. The Platform currently has over 35 member countries from around the world and works with many more non-member countries to support their LTS development. You can find a full list of members here.
The 2050 Pathways Platform supports countries in three main ways:
Financially support through grants the development of long-term low greenhouse gas emission development strategies (LTS), as invited by Article 4.19 of the Paris Agreement and reiterated in the Glasgow Climate Pact. This includes facilitating connections between countries and development banks and bilateral donors who have an interest in supporting the development and implementation of LTS.
Facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experiences on LTS development between and within countries, serving as a collective problem-solving space including being a global repository of knowledge on best practice around development of LTS.
Provide pro bono advisory to countries on key dimensions of developing an LTS, including building capacity through targeted training sessions.
HOW THE PLATFORM HELPS COUNTRIES
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.
WHAT WE OFFER
Provide financial grants to governments for the development of LTS. This could include support for modelling, stakeholder consultations, or personnel support to coordinate the development of LTS
Bring together relevant donors to fund the successful development of LTS
KNOWLEDGE AND ADVISORY
Organise an annual meeting to bring together governments, donors, and other actors like think tanks, sub national governments, and businesses to discuss different elements of LTS. This meeting presents not just a networking opportunity but also allows countries to keep abreast of the latest developments and best practice.
Provide communications advice and assistance to governments for increasing the reach of their LTS to international audiences, particularly international donors and the private sector.
Facilitate connections with international experts on long- term planning to address specific needs of countries.
Conduct training and workshops with government officials and key stakeholders to increase understanding of the main elements and approaches to developing an LTS.
Support technical teams in charge of modelling to share best practice and lessons from other countries.
Commission global knowledge products to address needs and questions raised by countries in relation to their LTS.
STRUCTURE OF THE PLATFORM AND HOW TO JOIN IT
The Platform is hosted at the European Climate Foundation. Its funding comes from philanthropies and public donors. The Platform’s steering committee comprises governments, development banks and philanthropies.
The Platform is served by a secretariat of highly qualified professionals with a range of experience in climate policy in international organizations, the public and private sectors, and civil society. It is led by Richard Baron.