The Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) is a collaborative global research initiative to understand how individual countries can transition to a low-carbon economy consistent with the internationally agreed goal of limiting anthropogenic warming to less than 2 degrees celsius. Achieving this goal requires global net emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) to approach zero early in the second half of this century. This will entail, more than any other factor a profound transformation of energy systems, through steep declines in carbon intensity across all sectors, a transition of deep debcarbonisation.
A seminar held at UCL in October 2014 presented the results on the interim DDPP analysis. Since then, 16 countries, including the UK, have produced country-based analyses, exploring deep decarbonisation pathways. Henri Waisman from IDDRI, will present the key findings from this ground breaking initiative. He will focus on what the analysis tells us about what can be achieved, and how, and what this means for the COP21 process. He will also reflect on the benefits and challenges of this country-led initiative, and the need for expanding DDP analysis internationally.
Led by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UNSDSN) and the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), the DDPP involves Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States, represented by over 30 research institutes. Further information on the initiative, including the UK and other country reports, can be found at www.deepdecarbonization.org.
The main speaker for this event will be Dr Henri Waisman:
After graduating from the Ecole Normale Supérieure of Lyon in physical sciences, Henri Waisman joined the CIRED (Centre International de Recherche sur l’Environnement et le Développement) in 2005 where he conducted modeling work for the analysis of socio-economic impacts of energy and climate issues. He obtained a PhD in economics of the environment from EHESS in April 2012 for his study of the relationship between carbon pricing, constraints on oil markets and spatial organization of urban systems in the context of ambitious climate policies. In December 2013, he joined the Climate program at IDDRI (Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales), a Paris-based think-tank, as project manager of the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP).
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