This Issue Brief focuses on the engagement strategy developed by the DDPP teams to have an impact on the domestic processes. It takes the examples of three countries (Australia, Canada and France), reflecting a diversity of institutional circumstances, for which we present the context of domestic climate discussions and how the DDPP studies have been useful to affect policy debates.
In Australia, the DDPP has provided a clear and practical framework to enable the translation of the compelling evidence base for mitigation provided by the DDPP’s agenda-setting research into tangible outcomes by government and business, by providing a transparent, structured and solutions-focused identification of actions towards low-carbon transformation.
In Canada, the DDPP report brought the concept of near full decarbonization from hazy science-fiction to a public space where the technical, economic and policy means could be fairly debated. It was the first study developed by domestic experts that brought concrete insights able to inform the design of domestic policy packages compatible with ambitious climate goals like the one introduced by the Paris Agreement. It directly influenced an economy wide policy package undertaken by the province of Alberta, and elements of the DDPP policy package are emerging at the federal level (e.g. federal floor carbon price schedule, net zero emissions regulations for buildings).
- In France, the DDPP team developed a preliminary version of the dashboard and build on the DDPP study to bring to light the major uncertainties and trade-offs to be dealt with in the decarbonization process. In particular, the critical dimensions of dynamic management of the transition appear in the accompanying documents to French legislative processes on the energy transition.