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Long-Term Strategies: Priorities, Lessons and Opportunities for International Cooperation

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Long-Term Strategies: Priorities, Lessons and Opportunities for International Cooperation

COP26 EU Side Event


Long-term low emission development strategies (LTS), as called for in the Paris Agreement, are a key instrument to its implementation: they can guide short-term climate policy and climate finance towards climate stabilization, mobilize private capital and provide a basis for international cooperation on transformation pathways.

Many countries are preparing or have already communicated long-term strategies. While gaps in coverage and ambition remain, important lessons and substantial benefits have been identified. The COP26 should build on this momentum and experiences to perpetuate the development of long-term strategies that are consistent internationally and with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

In this COP26 side event, we discussed priorities for the further development of long-term strategies, lessons from strategy formulation and implementation processes in the EU and ASEAN, and prospects for international cooperation. We draw on recent analyses by the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU), the German Development Institute (DIE / GDI), the EU, including the EU-funded Enhanced Regional EU-ASEAN Dialogue Instrument (E-READI) study on the development of LTS in ASEAN and the Climate Recon 2050 platform (CR2050) experiences.

The event included a facilitated Q&A session with the audience.

This event was part of the official European Pavillon side event programm at the COP26.

Agenda and invited speakers

12:30 – 12:35 (GMT+1)    Welcome and introduction to the event
Moderation: Matthias Duwe (Ecologic Institute)

12:35 – 13:00    Keynotes
International Climate Cooperation: Beyond climate neutrality
Anna-Katharina Hornidge (WBGU / German Development Institute)

LTS in Visegrád countries
Aleksander Śniegocki (WiseEuropa, Poland, on behalf of CR2050)

Building blocks of LTS development: Insights from ASEAN and prospects for international cooperation
Julia Groß (adelphi, Germany, on behalf of E-READI)

13:00 – 13:10    Invited comments
Henriette Faergemann (EU Delegation to ASEAN)
Emma Rachmawaty (Director Climate Change Mitigation, KLHK)
Elizabeth Sidiropoulos (South African Institute of International Affairs, SAIIA)

13:10 – 13:25    Discussion
Integrating questions from the audience

13:25 – 13:30    Closing


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