Implications of the Paris Agreement on national climate change mitigation efforts

NewClimate, in a consortium with Climate Analytics, Fraunhofer ISI and Ecologic investigated medium and long-term targets for various large emitters of greenhouse gases (Brazil, Canada, China, EU28, Germany, India, Japan, and USA). The project aimed at supporting negotiations of increased NDCs and 2050 emission reduction targets. It provided analytical inputs on how the Paris Agreement translates to national emissions reductions. The quantitative and qualitative assessment included the “fair share” of mitigation of the countries, in comparison to least-cost pathways under consideration of other national circumstances. A specific focus of the project was to accompany the process around the EU’s long-term strategy with analytical inputs and a stakeholder workshop. The project also analysed if and how faster-than-expected cost decreases in renewable technologies and batteries can be accounted for when revising NDCs.

The project was funded by the German Environment Agency (UBA).