Today IDDRI and the DDPP network publish the Issue Brief “2050 low-emission pathways: domestic benefits and methodological insights – Lessons from the DDPP”.

This paper presents six key benefits that countries can expect from the design of national-scale, long-term trajectories and illustrates them with the results of the DDPP, which provides a concrete proof of concept. Such analyses indeed help:

  • Build development pathways that are consistent with both national circumstances and the global climate goal
  • Support the identification of country-specific actions towards low-emission futures
  • Select the short-term actions which are needed to follow truly transformative pathways
  • Inform the design of robust domestic transformations in a context of uncertainties
  • Ensure that low-emission transformations are consistent with the satisfaction of domestic development priorities
  • Reveal key enablers in terms of international cooperation


This paper also sheds light on key patterns of the methodology that has been used by the DDPP network, which proved useful and concrete ways to exploit these benefits.