COP 26 UNFCCC Side Event: Transitioning towards low-carbon and climate resilient pathways by 2050

Hosted by:
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI),
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA),
Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL), and
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO).
Featuring: Province of British Columbia’s (Canada) Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy.

At this UNFCCC Side event, the presenters showcased different pathways for achieving a just, low-carbon, and climate-resilient transition by 2050. This included key considerations for addressing mitigation and adaptation challenges, such as technology innovations, energy use, and emissions to ratchet up climate ambitions.

This page serves as a repository for those recordings of the UNFCCC Side-Event.

National net-zero emissions pathways

Detlef van Vuuren, PBL, discusses national net-zero emissions pathways.

Are countries on track to reach their NDC targets?

Heleen van Soest, PBL, discusses ENGAGE national net zero scenarios and the current status of climate policies/NDCs.

Clean British Columbia Roadmap to 2030

Minister George Heyman (British Columbia’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change) discusses the Clean British Columbia roadmap to 2030.

Aligning India’s Long Term Strategy Towards Low Carbon Climate resilient & Just Transition

Garima Vats, Associate Fellow at TERI, discusses India’s long term strategy towards a low carbon climate resilient and just transition.

NEDO’s Contribution to Japan’s carbon Neutrality

Mr. Takashi Wada, Executive Director of NEDO, presents the activities of NEDO and ICEF.

Carbon Mineralization: Pathways to carbon neutrality & roadmap

Mr. David Sandalow, an Inaugural Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy at columbia University, discusses the announcement on the ICEF new Roadmap. The theme of the Roadmap is on “carbon mineralization” which is one of the technologies in the field of DAC and CCUS. The Roadmap will show the potential reduction of atmospheric carbon dioxide through such technologies to achieve carbon neutrality.

Multidimensional feasibility – “the big picture”

Elina Brutschin, IIASA Researcher, discusses multidimensional feasibility, insights from the feasibility evaluation of the ENGAGE project scenarios.