Developing countries exploring pathways to climate compatibility

Development and Mitigation Policy

Potential of adaptation-mitigation integration from a policy perspective

This paper explores the adaptation-mitigation nexus through examining a set of policies, strategies, and programs underway in six developing countries. Based on a set of definitions, it presents a systematic comparative analysis of the approaches adopted in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and South Africa and the state of mitigation and adaptation at the policy level in each […]

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The (Missing) Link: Climate Change Mitigation and Poverty

This paper focuses on the gaps between poverty reduction and climate mitigation, focusing specifically on the reasons why climate mitigation cannot be ignored or overlooked, even under conditions of extreme poverty. The author ends with recommendations for integrating mitigation actions into anti-poverty strategies. Download PDF

Development and Mitigation Policy, Outputs, Papers  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Sep 14, 2016  //  Read more...

Measuring the impact of mitigation measures on forestry competitiveness in Peru: A Global Competitiveness Index approach

Authors: APOYO Consultoría

This paper aims to evaluate the impact on competitiveness through a set of measures that the government of Peru is planning to implement for mitigating climate change in the forestry sector. The evaluation was carried out using a forestry ranking index, which we have named the Global Forestry Competitiveness Index.

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Quantifying Co-Benefits From Mitigation Measures For Climate Change: The Case Of The Energy Sector

Authors: APOYO Consultoría

This research quantifies the co-benefits from mitigation measures in the energy sector within the framework of the Peruvian government’s INDCs. The co-benefits analysed are associated with a reduction of air pollutants and an improvement in health conditions. 

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Reflections and learnings from co-impact assessment under the MAPS Programme

Authors: Cohen, B, Torres Gunfaus, M, and Tyler, E

In this paper the authors reflect on the challenges encountered by the MAPS country teams and the value of the assessments conducted. On the basis of these reflections, the beginnings of a framework for future work is presented, which is intended to serve as a starting point for practitioners undertaking such assessments in the future. […]

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Complex dynamic systems thinking and domestic climate mitigation policy in developing countries: Part 2 – Moving towards an alternative framing

Authors: Tyler, E

Following an initial Part 1 that explores complex dynamic systems thinking as a theoretical framework to advance climate mitigation policy in developing countries, this Part 2 expands on what a complexity perspective might practically mean for the climate and development policy work. It focuses on principles, priorities and approaches as well as tools. The exploratory […]

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Complex dynamic systems thinking and domestic climate mitigation policy in developing countries: Part 1 – Theoretical background

Authors: Tyler, E

This paper considers whether complex dynamic systems thinking may be able to assist the climate mitigation policy community of practice working in development contexts in making progressing on tackling climate mitigation in developing countries. It builds on the findings from previous work under MAPS reflecting on how a climate mitigation policy community of practice working […]

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Novel shapes of South-South collaboration: emerging knowledge networks on co-benefits of climate and development policies

Authors: Rennkamp, B and Boulle, M.

This research adds to the literature in applying well-established concepts of networked knowledge production from the corporate management and innovation literature to one of the world’s most pressing public policy problems: integrating climate change and development. This research focuses on co-benefits knowledge creation, not adoption or transfer.

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Incorporating co-impacts into climate mitigation planning: experiences from latin america

Authors: Cohen, B, Boulle, M, Gonzales-Zuñiga, S, Torres Gunfaus, M, Rennkamp, B, Rojas Mendez, A M, Logan, A.

Find here the approaches that were used in the different MAPS country processes for assessing co-impacts of GHG mitigation, as well as those used in a linked project in India by CPR and some of the associated key learnings. The paper also include a brief overview of the emerging literature on co-impacts thinking and quantification, […]

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Poverty reduction and climate change mitigation: trade off or win win?

Authors: Rennkamp, B

Can we have both poverty reduction and climate change? A decent lifestyle in a cool climate? Or do we need to choose between one of the two?    The assumption of a trade-off between reducing emissions and boosting socio-economic development generally goes unchallenged. For those of us who live in developing countries, these trade-offs seem […]

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Reflecting on climate mitigation policy in a development context: how we do what we do?

Authors: Tyler, E

This paper reflects on who the climate mitigation community of practice are and how they do what they do, particularly when it comes to working in developing countries. It investigates the concept of development itself, exploring if considering ‘development’ as a stand-alone issue raises questions different to those climate mitigation practitioners usually focus on.

Development and Mitigation Policy, Implementation, Outputs, Papers  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Jul 7, 2015  //  download PDF

The (Missing) Link: Climate Change Mitigation and Poverty

Authors: Parnell, S.

This paper looks at the gaps between alleviating poverty and climate mitigation. It talks about why, even under conditions of extreme poverty, climate mitigation cannot be ignored. It also looks at why climate adaptation has tended to overshadow climate mitigation in anti-poverty strategies and shows the lack of a direct link between poverty thinking and mitigation action.

Development and Mitigation Policy, Outputs, Papers  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Aug 19, 2014  //  download PDF

Climate mitigation finance across developing countries: what are the major determinants?

Authors: Halimanjaya, A

 This empirical study assesses the relationship between the characteristics of developing countries and the amount of official climate mitigation finance inflow. A two-part model and robustness checks were used to analyse 1998–2010 Rio Marker data on 180 developing countries. The results show that developing countries with higher CO2 intensity, larger carbon sinks, lower per capita gross […]

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Special Issue on Designing and implementing mitigation actions

This Special Issue brings together case studies on mitigation actions (MAs) by researchers in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and South Africa. They illustrate the rich diversity of MAs as they are conceptualised, designed and moved towards implementation in different countries. Please see http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tcld20/current#.U5BQ6Sj532o for free access to this special issue, valid for the month of June.

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DevMit Provocateur Briefing Report: Poverty

Authors: Mistry, R.

This brief argues that the mitigation community needs to shift towards putting development first in order to bridge the gap between the two sectors. Furthermore, by putting hunger and inequality at the heart of low carbon development, broader constituencies can be built to challenge powerful interests maintaining high carbon development pathways.

Briefs, Development and Mitigation Policy, Outputs  //  Posted by Installertodelete on May 20, 2014  //  download PDF

DevMit Provocateur Briefing Report: Trade and Industrial Policy

Authors: Ramkolowan, Y.

There is a range of ways in which trade and industrial policy align with climate change, as well as a number of areas where there is an intersection between different policies. This brief is a reflection of the related presentations and discussion held during the MAPS Development and Mitigation Forum in January 2014.

Briefs, Development and Mitigation Policy, Outputs  //  Posted by Installertodelete on May 20, 2014  //  download PDF

DevMit Provocateur Briefing Report: Urban Poverty

Authors: Kumar, A.

Communities that are empowered with knowledge of their neighbourhood, supplemented with their own resources, are in a better position to negotiate their rights with government. Whether it be developmental or mitigation issues, building a strong voice and solidarity of the urban poor is key to a better environment globally. This brief is a reflection of […]

Briefs, Development and Mitigation Policy, Outputs  //  Posted by Installertodelete on May 20, 2014  //  download PDF

DevMit Provocateur Briefing Report: Public Financial Management

Authors: Verwey, L

This brief focuses on on the links between mitigation and development in the area of climate finance readiness and the role of public budgeting as a key dimension thereof. It is a reflection of the related presentations and discussion held during the MAPS Development and Mitigation Forum in January 2014.

Briefs, Development and Mitigation Policy, Outputs  //  Posted by Installertodelete on May 20, 2014  //  download PDF

DevMit Provocateur Briefing Report: Energy Security

Authors: Trollip, H

This brief uses one dimension of energy security, access to affordable electricity (and energy poverty in that sense), in order to illustrate how energy security and climate change suffer from a lack of adequate action. This brief is a reflection of the related presentations and discussion held during the MAPS Development and Mitigation Forum in […]

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Development and mitigation provocateur briefing report: cities

Authors: Van Ryneveld, P

This note briefly summarises the current discourse on city development, indicating both the importance of cities to climate mitigation as well as the face that climate mitigation is increasingly seen as a key component of urban development and management, rather than a challenge to it. This brief is a reflection of the related presentations and […]

Briefs, Development and Mitigation Policy, Outputs  //  Posted by Installertodelete on May 20, 2014  //  download PDF

Development and Mitigation (DevMit) Forum Ideas Kit

Authors: Tyler, E and Du Toit, M

The Ideas Kit provides an entry point into the wealth of ideas and information that emerged from the MAPS Development and Mitigation Forum. These are clustered into four themes: ‘A framing shift’, ‘Co-creating our future’, ‘How can these ideas be put into effect?’ and ‘Productive focus areas going forward’.

Briefs, Development and Mitigation Policy, Outputs  //  Posted by Installertodelete on May 15, 2014  //  download PDF

Forum on Development and Mitigation: Provocateur briefings

Authors: Tyler, E

This is a compendium of the set of briefing notes written by the nine development provocateurs (all South African experts on various aspects of development) who attended a the MAPS Development and Mitigation (DevMit) Forum which challenged participants to reconsider their current mitigation ‘community of practice’ and its norms, assumptions, framings and objectives.

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Internalising mitigation activities into the development priorities and approaches of developing countries

Authors: Jooste, M, Tyler, E, Coetzee, K, Boyd, A and Boulle, M

Proceedings from the Development and Mitigation (DevMit) Forum convened by the MAPS programme, with the support of the Energy Research Centre of the University of Cape Town and the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi.

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Developing country perspectives on ‘mitigation actions’, ‘NAMAs’, and ‘LCDS’

Authors: Tyler, E. Boyd, A. Coetzee, K. Torres Gunfaus, M. Winkler, H.

Climate mitigation practitioners in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, India, and South Africa were surveyed for their understanding of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and Low Carbon Development Strategies (LCDS). It is found that there is much scope for clarity and conceptual elaboration in this policy space. NAMAs are largely interpreted as mitigation activities packaged for submission […]

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How to reduce CO2 emissions and poverty in Mexico, Thailand and South Africa?

Authors: Britta Rennkamp

MAPS researcher, Dr Britta Rennkamp, introduces an international research collaboration to understand the relationship between reductions in poverty and GHG emissions in Mexico, South Africa and Thailand. Researchers from five countries – Germany, Italy, Mexico, Thailand and South Africa – started off a new project on the question of how to reduce emissions and poverty […]

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Normalising apples and oranges: comparing trade offs for pro-poor mitigation actions

Authors: Anya Boyd

Recent work by MAPS researchers have focussed on understanding the multifaceted relationship between emissions, low carbon development, inequality and poverty alleviation. In this blog Anya Boyd explains the challenges of bringing together poverty, development and climate change and suggest a South African Mitigation Action impact Matrix to support informed decisions for South Africa. Imagine the […]

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Communities learning about possible and desirable futures

Authors: Harald Winkler

  Future Subjunctive is one of the best articles I have read in years. It’s about backcasting as social learning. For John Robinson, backcasting the future emerges from process, which communities learn about possible and desirable futures. Sound familiar? It seems to me that this Canadian researcher has discovered very similar things as we have […]

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Understanding the interface between LCDS, NAMAs and mitigation actions

Authors: Tyler, E. Coetzee, K. Torres Gunfaus, M. Boyd, A. Winkler, H.

This brief explores the concepts of Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS), Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and Mitigation Actions (MAs). Its objective is to better understand the interface between these concepts through the review of existing literature and expert perspectives.

Briefs, Development and Mitigation Policy, Outputs  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Nov 27, 2012  //  download PDF

Reducing inequality and poverty while mitigating climate change: key challenges for research and practice in middle-income countries in Africa and Latin America

Authors: Rennkamp, B. Moyo, A. Wills, W. Grottera, C.

What is the relationship between emissions, inequality and poverty? Growing wealth supposedly correlates with increasing emissions. Rich countries are historically high in per capita emissions, whereas poor countries have low per capita emissions. African and Latin American non-Annex I countries rank high in the statistics of emissions intensity. Where are highly unequal middle-income countries in […]

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Poverty and Climate Change Mitigation: A brief inspiration

Authors: Rennkamp, B and Wlokas H.

Poverty and climate change mitigation are two concepts, which trouble policy makers and climate policy analysts, because they perceive them as conflicting public policy objectives. Poverty remains a pressing problem in many middle-income countries, where efforts for mitigating climate change become more urgent. Poverty alleviation often disappears as an explicit priority in the wider concepts […]

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Mitigation Actions, NAMAs and LCDS: building a common understanding

Authors: Torres, M. Winkler, H. Tyler, E. Coetzee, K. Boyd, A.

To date there is no broadly accepted definition of Mitigation Actions (MA), Low Carbon Development Strategies (LCDS) and Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) concepts despite their generalized use. This memo provides an overview of current interpretations and builds a common framework for the use of these concepts among MAPS practitioners. Such a proposal should not […]

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Low Carbon Development and Poverty: exploring poverty alleviating mitigation action in developing countries

Authors: Wlokas, H. Rennkamp, B. Torres, M. Winkler, H. Boyd, A. Tyler, E. Fedorsky, C.

This paper examines current literature on the linkages between low-carbon development, mitigation and poverty in middle-income countries. Climate change and poverty generally fall into the adaptation category in research literature and policymaking. Acknowledging current findings of poverty research, this separation between mitigation and adaptation does not hold anymore. The majority of the poor now live […]

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Trade and Climate Change: policy and economic implications for South Africa

Authors: Du Plooy, P, and Jooste, M

Climate and trade issues lie at the intersection of two of the world’s most contested, delayed and important multilateral negotiations: climate change negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and international trade as regulated by the World Trade Organization (WTO). This paper considers two aspects of overlapping concern to the two […]

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Mitigation and poverty: Colombia

Authors: Oscar Beltran

At the COP17, the 5 MAPS Countries (Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and South Africa) presented their countries’ approach to mitigating climate change within a planning, policy and regulatory context. The event aimed to come to a clearer understanding of how developing countries can design mitigation actions that contribute to poverty alleviation.

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Mitigation and poverty: Peru

Authors: Pia Zevallos

At the COP17, the 5 MAPS Countries (Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and South Africa) presented their countries’ approach to mitigating climate change within a planning, policy and regulatory context. The event aimed to come to a clearer understanding of how developing countries can design mitigation actions that contribute to poverty alleviation.

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Mitigation and poverty: Chile

Authors: Eduardo Sanhueza

At the COP17, the 5 MAPS countries presented their countries’ approach to mitigating climate change within a planning, policy and regulatory context. The event aimed to come to a clearer understanding of how developing countries can design mitigation actions that contribute to poverty alleviation.

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Mitigation and Poverty: Brazil

Authors: Emilio La Rovere

At the COP17 the 5 MAPS Countries presented their countries’ approach to mitigating climate change within a planning, policy and regulatory context. The event aimed to come to a clearer understanding of how developing countries can design mitigation actions that contribute to poverty alleviation.

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