Long-term Energy Scenarios (LTES) campaign

The Long-term Scenarios for Energy Transition (LTES) campaign, launched at the Ninth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM9) in Copenhagen, Denmark, aims to promote the wider adoption and improved use of long-term model-based energy scenarios to support and accelerate the energy transition among CEM countries and beyond. The campaign does not aim to develop new models or scenarios. 

Focusing on three interconnected themes, the campaign will support wider and more effective use of long-term energy scenarios by:

  • Integrating scenarios into decision making: Demonstrating how governments can use energy planning scenarios to ensure better policy making.And exploring how scenarios can be made more relevant to private investors.
  • Improving scenarios for the clean energy transition: Examining how long-term energy scenarios can be strengthened to better account for potentially transformational changes to the energy system. 
  • Identifying capacity building requirements: Analysing where long-term energy scenario development can be improved, and how “best practices” can be shared to enhance institutional scenario planning capacity.

The campaign is co-led by Danish and German governments and supported by additional country members and technical partners. IRENA executes the campaign as the operating agent, organising a series of workshops to promote an exchange of insights and compile best practices among members, partners and beyond.

The campaign will have a strong presence at CEM 10 in Vancouver in May, 2019 where scenario development best practices and future recommendations will be presented to ministers and high-level participants.

The following governments have signed up to the LTES CEM campaign: Brazil, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom. 

The CEM campaign is also supported by a number of technical institutions. For more details about the campaign, visit the Clean Energy Ministerial

Information on the IRENA LTES webinar series