DDPP Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project

Project description

Switzerland participates in the international Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP), an initiative launched by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI). The objectives of the DDPP are to:

  • prepare practical national deep decarbonization pathways to 2050, consistent with the 2°C target, for each participating country, to help it identify its own cost-effective transition path to a low carbon future.
  • contribute to a positive result of the international climate summits by making governments, businesses, and civil society understand how deep decarbonization can practically be achieved in each country.
  • provide analytical platforms in each participating country to conduct additional climate policy analyses.
  • build an on-going global network of experts and practitioners, by using the pathways prepared as the basis for further work on the implementation of national deep decarbonization strategies, and by applying the methodological tools developed to other countries and regions.

This project is the Swiss contribution to the international DDPP. It was realized by LEURE in partnership with INFRAS, from May 2014 until December 2016. The final report should become available in 2018. Several publications reporting on our results are referenced below.

Reports and publications

F. L. F. Babonneau, P. Thalmann and M. Vielle. Defining deep decarbonization pathways for Switzerland: an economic evaluation, in Climate Policy, vol. 18, num. 1, p. 1-13, 2018.
P. Thalmann. Die wirtschaftlichen Auswirkungen einer ambitionierten Klimapolitik. Jahrestagung des energie-cluster.ch, "Herausforderungen & Umsetzung Übereinkommen von Paris", Bern, 2017.
P. Thalmann. Deep decarbonization pathways (DDP) for Switzerland. Office fédéral de l'environnement, Briefing de la délégation suisse aux négociations climat sous UNFCCC, Berne, 2016.
P. Thalmann and C. Mühlberger de Preux. Tief greifende Dekarbonisierung: Der Weg in eine kohlenstoffarme Ära, in Umwelt (Zeitschrift des BAFU), vol. 2016, num. 1, p. 42-44, 2016.
P. Thalmann and C. Mühlberger de Preux. Décarbonisation de l’économie: Vers une ère sans carbone, in Environnement (magazine de l'OFEV), vol. 2016, num. 1, p. 42-44, 2016.
J. Füssler, D. Bertschmann, M. Betschart, R. Iten and P. Thalmann et al. Pathways to deep decarbonisation An overview of Swiss climate policy and existing simulations of decarbonisation strategies, 2015.
P. Thalmann and M. Vielle. Die Schweiz auf dem Weg zur tiefgreifenden Dekarbonisierung, in Die Volkswirtschaft, vol. 88, num. 8, p. 27-31, 2015.
F. L. F. Babonneau, P. Thalmann and M. Vielle. Simulations of proposed deep decarbonization pathways. A contribution to Switzerland decarbonization pathways - technical appendix, 2015.
M. Betschart, J. Füssler, R. Iten, D. Bertschmann and P. Thalmann et al. Die Schweiz auf dem Weg zu einer tiefgreifenden Dekarbonisierung, 2015.
P. Thalmann and M. Vielle. La Suisse sur la voie de la décarbonisation profonde, in La Vie Economique, vol. 88, num. 6, p. 27-31, 2015.
F. L. F. Babonneau, P. Thalmann and M. Vielle. Imaginer des transitions vers une Suisse sobre en carbone: Une évaluation économique. Sciences sociales et transition énergétique, Grenoble, France, 2015.