Presentation of the policy paper: Beyond climate neutrality
As the UK presidency of the upcoming climate conference in Glasgow (COP26) strives to “keep 1.5 degrees alive”, long-term low emission development strategies can provide orientation for more ambitious short-term climate policy, climate finance and Covid-19 responses consistent with this goal.
These strategies can serve as a basis for international discussion and cooperation on transformation pathways. Thus, the perpetuation of long-term strategies – beyond the one-off invitation put forward in the Paris Agreement – should be included in COP26 negotiations, and existing national long-term strategies developed further, to establish international coherence and reach global climate stabilization. This is the key message of the policy paper “Beyond Climate Neutrality”, recently submitted to the German Federal Government.
To raise attention for the topic of long-term low emission development strategies ahead of COP26, the WBGU is inviting four policy makers and experts to a public virtual panel discussion, to reflect on the policy paper and discuss the future role and evolution of these strategies. The event will include a facilitated Q&A session with the audience.
- Stéphane Crouzat, Climate Ambassador, France
- Agripina Jenkins, Advisor to the Climate Change Office, Costa Rica (solicited)
- Javier Mendoza, National Coordinator of the Long-term Strategy 2050, Colombia
- Katie Ross, Senior Associate, World Resources Institute, USA
- Karen Pittel, Co-chair WBGU, Germany
- Richard Baron, Executive Director, 2050 Pathways Platform