• Chris Bataille Le Dr Chris Bataille est chercheur associé à l’Iddri, spécialiste des politiques climatiques et énergétiques. Il mène  …
  • Henri Waisman Henri Waisman est coordinateur du Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) au sein du programme Climat de l’Iddri depuis décembre  …
  • Thomas Spencer Thomas Spencer a rejoint l’Iddri en 2011. Depuis 2008, il collabore avec plusieurs instituts  …

The Deep Decarbonization Pathway Project (DDPP): insights and emerging  issues

56, rue des Saints-Pères
03rd of May 2016

A session of the monthly Seminar "Développement durable et économie de l'environnement"

At Sciences Po (Paris) - from 12:30 to 2:00 pm


The Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) is a collaborative global research initiative convened by the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), which seeks to understand how individual countries can transition, on a technological, socio-economic and policy “pathway”, to a low-carbon economy consistent with the internationally agreed goal of limiting anthropogenic warming to less than 2°C. The DDPP consists of domestic research teams, acting independently and which do not necessarily represent the official positions of national governments, from 16 countries representing 74% of current global GHG emissions: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States.

As an outcome of the first phase of the project (2013-2015), the consortium published, in fall 2015, country reports presenting the in-depth analysis of country-specific transformation pathways, and a synthesis report presenting cross-cutting and aggregate analyses derived from the national scenarios(1). In parallel, a special issue of Climate Policy has been prepared in order to identify challenging issues and summarise insights from various parts of the DDPP process. This session will draw on the outcomes of this special issue (which is already accepted for publication and will be publicly available by July 2016). Chris Bataille will present the overarching content and the main insights from the six topic articles on: deep reduction modelling challenges and needs; consequences of decarbonization for global energy trade, energy security, and development; implementation of decarbonization policy under uncertainty; and accounting for production and trade in GHG intense materials needed in a decarbonized world. Henri Waisman will present more specifically the synthesis paper of this special issue, which discusses the rationale and methodological innovations developed under the DDPP and the role for national deep decarbonization pathways in implementing the Paris Agreement

(1) All reports, as well as detailed information on the DDPP, are available at

The session will be held in English without any interpretation