Climate change is an urgent and major threat to human society, requiring the widest possible cooperation and participation to accelerate the reduction of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Slovenia’s main policy framework relating to climate change is its ‘Operational programme of GHG reduction measures until 2020’.
The goal of LIFE ClimatePath2050 is to contribute to climate change mitigation by setting up a decision-support system to help Slovenian national authorities better shape actions by 2030, so as to achieve the 2050 targets for GHG reductions set out in the Paris Agreement.
The project will enhance the use of quantitative GHG projections to support the development of the national mid-century climate strategy. It will carry out multi-criteria assessment of the impacts of GHG mitigation scenarios, including sectoral criteria and macroeconomic impact assessment. It will also support enhanced implementation of climate policies by improving monitoring of the implementation of, access to, and use of monitoring results to support the preparation of corrective measures.
The specific project objectives are to: Prepare long-term GHG projections up to 2050 for various sectors and alternative scenarios with additional climate mitigation measures and their impacts; Upgrade and complement the existing set of models and methodologies for the preparation of GHG projections and impact assessments ; Set up a coordination process to facilitate the interaction of analysis (greenhouse projections and impact assessments) with policy-making processes so as to be fully aware of objectives, consequences of particular actions, problems, alternative solutions, and potential trade-offs; Establish a robust system for tracking the progress of climate mitigation actions through an enhanced monitoring, reporting, and evaluation system, while at the same time reducing the administrative burden of monitoring and reporting; Achieve a higher level of knowledge and the capacity to use quantitative modelling tools among decision-makers and stakeholders; and Promote the transfer of the approaches, methods and results of the project for use in other sectors and countries, and in local climate action planning and implementation.
Expected results: A comprehensive mid-century GHG mitigation analysis covering GHG mitigation potential, GHG projections and at least four scenarios for all IPPC sectors; A decision-support system to help Slovenian authorities prepare GHG projections for the next 50 years (including two new macroeconomic and LULUCF models); A series of 30 workshops to connect mid-century strategic analysis with policy-making processes. These will involve at least 210 stakeholders and experts; Preparation of three annual Climate Action Mirrors – reporting packages – as the main tool to support decision-making on the corrective actions needed for better implementation of the existing measures; Presentation of each Climate Action Mirror at an annual national climate action monitoring event and at least six preparatory workshops; and Establishment of local climate action scoreboards to motivate local communities to monitor the progress of local actions and compare them with other local communities in order to set more ambitious targets and actions in the future.