Expert input sought on deep decarbonization report

Expert input is being sought on a Phase 2 deep decarbonization report being developed to reveal resilient decarbonization pathways that can be Final Canada DDPP Country Report July 14implemented today and scaled to deeper mitigation ambition in the longer term.

The Phase 2 report is part of the second stage of the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) – a global initiative to explore ways countries can decarbonize their economies while maintaining economic prosperity. Participating in the project, being led by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, are teams from 16 countries. CMC convened the team responsible for the Canadian section and is managing the process through its Low Carbon Pathways Group.

The first phase of the DDPP project, completed last year, produced an interim report for the Climate Leaders’ Summit in New York in September, 2014. Canada’s Phase 1 country report was released at that time.

To date, the DDPP has had a material impact on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Summary Final Canada DDPP Country Report July 14(UNFCCC) negotiations, most notably adding the deep decarbonization language and emission trajectories to mid-century into the UNFCCC negotiating process and the global climate policy discourse, culminating in the G7 announcement in June 2015 for Canada to decarbonize by 2100.

The Phase 2 report will be tabled by the French presidency at the UNFCCC’s 21st Conference of the Parties in December 2015.

Canada’s Phase 2 report, Deep Decarbonization Pathways for Canada, provides new modeling and analysis, including:

  • The context for the Canadian deep decarbonization report, looking at global trends gleaned from our work with the 15 other global DDPP teams.
  • An overview of Canada’s GHG trajectory, looking particularly at how the new low oil price environment is driving GHGs in different segments of Canada’s economy.
  • Elements of Canada’s deep decarbonization pathways, including the policy package, the GHG outcomes, the main decarbonization pathways, investment needs and the impact of oil prices and decarbonization on Canada’s economy.
  • Six decarbonization pathways deconstructed, exploring key technology trends and opportunities towards deep GHG reductions by mid-century.
  • An exploration of Canada’s recently announced 2030 Intended Nationally Determined Contribution within the context of a 2°C emission reduction trajectory.
  • A summary of Canada’s deep decarbonization preparedness, identifying risk and opportunities to compete in a carbon constrained global economy.

Comments will be used to finalize the report. Input and feedback on the report should be directed to:

Richard Adamson
Chris Bataille
Dave Sawyer

The full report can be found here
The summary report can be found here
To read the media release that accompanied the report release click here.

Three infographics are provided below (click to view)

DDPC Pathways  (2)DDPC Preparedness  (1)DDPPC Merit Order  (2)