The DDPP publishes today the Supplementary Material to the 2015 Synthesis Report. This work focuses on 38 cases studies derived from the comprehensive analysis of country pathways in the related DDPP country reports and provide concrete illustrations supporting the cross-cutting analyses of the DDPP 2015 Synthesis report, where they are explicitly referenced.

These case studies discuss the concrete transformations supporting deep decarbonization pathways to 2050 in 16 of the most emitting countries. These case studies cover: country-specific analyses of technical and structural evolutions in major sectors (power generation, passenger and freight transport, buildings and industrial activities), assessment of the compatibility of these transformations with socio-economic priorities in the local context (local pollution, energy security, poverty alleviation…), and discussion of policy and institutional aspects related to the transformation.

Two months after the adoption of the Paris Climate agreement, this report exemplifies how the analysis of “long-term low greenhouse gas emission development strategies” (Paris Agreement, article 4.19) can help identify the practical challenges, levers and opportunities of 2C-compatible transformations and hence inform domestic debates and exchange of best practices among countries in the implementation phase.