A synthesis paper was published in Energy Strategy Reviews, presenting the objectives, approach and cross-cutting results of the Latin American Deep Decarbonization Pathways project (DDP-LAC). It synthesizes and compares detailed national and sectoral deep decarbonization pathways (DDPs) to 2050 compatible with the Paris Agreement objectives and domestic development priorities in Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru.
The paper focuses on the electricity, passenger transport, and agriculture, forestry and land use (AFOLU) results because of their current emissions, potential to grow, and identiﬁcation of successful strategies for decarbonization (e.g. switching to clean electricity and other net-zero emissions fuels across the economy; urban planning, mode shifting, and electriﬁcation in passenger transport; and intensive sustainable agriculture, assignment of land use rights and their enforcement and afforestation in AFOLU).
IAMC Members Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Center for Global Sustainability –University of Maryland, CIRED, Imperial College London, KTH-Royal Institute of Technology and COPPE UFRJ took part in the project by supporting Latin American partners to build or adapt IAMs to their countries’ specific needs and characteristics.