Long-Term Climate Strategies Matrix is a living document that aims to capture existing information on the ongoing processes of long-term climate strategy developments across the EU Member States.
Climate planning for 2050 has become a core strand of debate in the European Union. Focus has shifted to a potential revision of the EU’s long-term climate objectives within the context of a new 2050 strategy, which is to be submitted to the United Nations under the Paris Agreement by 2020.
The Paris Agreement and, recently the European Union (EU) through its new legislation “Regulation for the Governance of the Energy Union”, stipulate upon its parties and members to the EU to develop long-term climate strategies.
Meeting the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement requires profound changes to current patterns of socioeconomic development including consumption, employment, and infrastructure affecting all parts of society including stakeholders.
Modelling of economic and technological developments as well as emissions is key part for policy and strategy development at the EU level and in a number of Member States.
The Briefing Note presents the first insights of the Climate Recon 2050 project.
The document brings together insights from the discussions on long-term climate planning held among policymakers from 10 EU Member States, and builds on related research conducted by project partners.