UN Climate Change
The secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is hosting a webinar on recently submitted long-term emission reduction strategies on Wednesday 1 February at 16:00 CET (10:00 EST).
This is the last in series of 5 webinars on long-term low emission development strategies, which were submitted to the UNFCCC secretariat during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP22) in Marrakech last November.
To meet the central goal of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, which is to limit global warming to well below 2°C and as close to 1.5°C as possible, as well as to achieve climate neutrality in the second half of this century, long-term climate planning is required.
Next to the submission of countries’ climate action plans (“Nationally Determined Contributions” or “NDCs”), the Paris Agreement also calls for the submission of long-term low emission development strategies.
These long-term climate action strategies detail emission reductions up to 2050 – and need to form a mutually supportive interrelationship with the ever more ambitious shorter-term climate actions as determined in countries’ NDCs.
The webinar is part of a series of webinars to present different aspects of NDCs and the Paris Agreement.
The previous webinars introduced the aggregate effect of INDCs and what they mean for emission trajectories. Additionally, they provided information on the NDC preparation and submission cycle as well as on NDC support. Information about the webinars can be seen here.