Long-term Low Emission and Development Strategies  

Under the Paris Agreement, countries are invited to communicate “mid-century long-term low GHG emissions development strategies,” or “long-term strategies” by 2020. These strategies are central to the goal of limiting global warming to well below 2°C and to pursue efforts to limit the increase to 1.5°C, representing a significant opportunity for countries to lay out their vision for achieving a low-carbon economy by 2050 while also pursuing sustainable development.


The 2050 Pathways Platform, LEDS Global Partnership, the NDC Partnership, the UN Development Programme (UNDP), and World Resources Institute, in cooperation with the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat, jointly organized this workshop to kick off discussion on the process of creating a long-term, low emissions and development strategy. This two-day workshop will begin with an in-depth session to unpack the importance and benefits of long-term strategies. Participants will then be led through discussions and working sessions to explore the design process, discover key elements, and exchange experiences on good governance practices for effective long-term planning. On the final day, participants will come together to identify approaches to take the process forward.


  • Engage country governments now in the development of Long-term Strategies by outlining importance, advantages and urgency of the strategies
  • Highlight emerging good practice, country experiences, expert views and support for developing Long-term Strategies, as well as related challenges and how to overcome them
  • Explore the relationship between long-term impacts and near-term climate actions and NDC implementation
  • Build a community of practitioners and support for advancing the development of Long-term Strategies


Agenda    Meeting Agenda

Report     forthcoming


When         July 10 - 11, 2018

Where        Bangkok, Thailand

Co-organized by:



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