Climate Action

Long-term strategies and how to get all of society involved


The European Union will hold a side event during the UN climate change conference in Bonn, Germany, entitled 'Long-term strategies and how to get all of society involved'.

The Paris Agreement invited countries to develop and present long-term low emissions development strategies by 2020. An increasing number of countries, along with cities, states, regions, and businesses are delivering such strategies, setting out a vision for their future to 2050.

In November 2018, the European Commission presented its proposal for a strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate-neutral economy by 2050, following an extensive public consultation. Intensive engagement with member states, industry stakeholders, civil society and citizens continues to be a key principle as the proposal is now being discussed within the EU.

Other countries around the world are going through similar processes as they are preparing their long-term development strategies and visions for low-carbon and resilient futures. It is through common ownership that the transition will take place.


  • Artur Runge-Metzger, European Commission, Directorate-General for Climate Action
  • Deborah Ramalope, Ministry of Environment, South Africa
  • Monica Araya, Costa Rica Limpia
  • Bert de Wel, International Trade Union Confederation
  • Leon de Graaf, Business Europe
  • Charlotte Blommestijn, The B Team
  • Civil society representatives

Moderator: Bridgette Burkholder, 2050 Pathways Platform

The side event will take place on 25 June at 18:30-20:00 at the UN Conference Centre (Room Bonn) and will be followed by refreshments.

The event  will be webstreamed live and a recording will be available to view on-demand after the event (link below).

The EU delegation is co-hosting the event with the 2050 Pathways Platform.

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