This report summarises the findings of the strategic internal project review. This report is not a comprehensive evaluation – it does not attempt to judge the programme against its own initial intent, or against the intent of the funder. Instead, it is accepted that the programme has changed in some ways from the initial intentions. […]
MAPS Approach, Country Insights & Results
This report presents a description of the process developed by the Project for Planning in the Face of Climate Change in Peru (PlanCC), together with the main findings resulting from an analysis of the process achieved during Phase I. This analysis was performed together with other three studies on the processes of MAPS projects in Brazil, Chile […]
Increasing Participation in the Production of Evidence for Climate Change Decision Making in Brazil: The IES-Brasil Project Experience
This report seeks to introduce and critically analyse the participatory scenario building project IES-Brasil independently facilitated and implemented by the Brazilian Forum on Climate Change (the FBMC), involving more than 100 experts from all sectors of the Brazilian economy. This analysis is done within the context of the rising importance of the climate issue in Brazil, and the […]
Building Institutional Capacities for Climate Change Policy Formation in Developing Countries: The Case of MAPS Chile
Practitioners and academics say there is an urgent need for documenting and analysing the processes of building climate change policies across the world, with an emphasis on integrating expert knowledge and broader social views in the process of generating evidence to support decision-making, in defining mitigation actions and adaptation measures, in implementation, and in evaluating potential impacts. This […]
MAPS Approach: If the answer is low carbon development, the most pressing question for our time is: how?
This brief outlines how the MAPS programme informed action towards a lower emissions future in four Latin American countries. It details the collaborations made across domains and disciplines in each country.
IES-Brasil-Economic and Social Implications of GHG Mitigation Scenarios in Brazil until 2030: Summary for Decision Makers
The IES-Brasil study has assessed the economic and social implications of different sets of GHG mitigation measures in Brazil up to 2030. This summary provides an overview of the main conclusions of the IES-Brasil. Download the summary here
The CLCDS has published the results of its MAPS process. The CLCDS has produced 8 Sectoral Mitigation Action Plans for Climate Change ( SMAPS) Transport PAS Mining & Energy PAS Energy & Electricity PAS Hydrocarbon PAS4-1PAS Industry PAS Agriculture PAS Housing PAS Solid & Waste Water PAS Read the INDC report in English or in […]
MAPS Chile officially launched their Phase 2 results on the 30th October 2015 at an event attended by the Chilean Minister of Health Helia Molina and Environment Minister Pablo Badenier. The results bookloet can be downloaded here Phase 2 of the project sought to generate the best possible evidence to assist the decision-making process about […]
This was different: The MAPS Programme and southern climate mitigation practices as ‘southern theory’
The paper asks whether the MAPS Programme can be considered a case of southern planning theorising at work and if it can, then what makes it so. In order to do this, it describes first the key intentions and methodological traits of the Programme that were identified by participants as remarkable, unusual or valuable in […]
Building Institutional Capacities for Climate Change Policy Formulation in Developing Countries: The Case of MAPS Chile
This study analyses the MAPS-Chile project from a processes perspective which emphasises decisions, strategic and methodological actions that articulate the relation and interaction between the various institutions and stakeholders involved. It builds on existing literature and develops a framework for the analysis from the perspective of sociology of science and technology. This paper is part […]
This paper documents the analytical results of the four MAPS processes in Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru. It focuses on the information built around emissions reference cases, emission reduction opportunities, potentials and costs and on the socioeconomic impacts of the mitigation actions and scenarios. A general comparative analysis of the results is presented where possible, […]
This brief presents the main elements underpinning the MAPS Programme practice at national level to date. It illustrates the “how” and “why” of the MAPS experience at country level and generate a common understanding of MAPS processes: what we do, how we do it, and why we do things as we do them – in […]
What was the contribution of the Long Term Mitigation Scenario process to South African climate mitigation policy?
The LTMS is acknowledged as being the “foundation” of South African climate mitigation policy, both domestically and internationally. However the extent to which climate mitigation implementation has become a reality in the country is questionable. The LTMS also provided the inspiration for the Mitigation Action Plans and Scenarios (MAPS) Programme which facilitated similar processes being […]
Mitigation Potential in the Agriculture Sector: The case of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and South Africa
This paper examines the socio-economic importance of the agriculture sector in six emerging economies (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and South Africa) and compares their GHG emissions profiles.
This study seeks to understand how mitigation actions are approached and conceptualised in Argentina. It describes how the country defines and identifies mitigation actions. It also maps the general policy context, the institutions that have been focusing on mitigation actions to date, and the initiatives underway in the country to further structure approaches to mitigation […]
Mitigation actions are currently a source of both academic and ‘on-the-ground’ interest, especially as they arise within the UNFCCC context as Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs). Committing to action at the international level remains, however, an empty contribution to global mitigation efforts unless it is translated into domestic public policy interventions.
In light of the ongoing international discussions about the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action concept, this study takes instead a more ‘bottom-up’ approach through a comparative analysis of five studies of mitigation actions in Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Peru and South Africa. The analysis shows that mitigation actions are driven by both developmental and climate objectives. The […]
Co-benefits Lab 2013 MAPS team members from Latin America, India and South Africa met in Bogotá, Colombia, to explore the developmental co-benefits associated with mitigation actions. Central to the work done was the sharing of tools to assess co-benefits.
When it comes to Climate Change the gap between what we are doing and what we need to do is vast. Developing a plan to get us from where we are to where we need to be is now one of the most important taks of modern society. In this, South Africa was an early […]
Holle Wlokas reports back on an insightful second day. Picking up where a successful first day left off, day two of the co-benefits lab focussed on training MAPS country participants on different decision-making tools and methodologies. Yvani Deraniyagala presented the Action Impact Matrix developed by Mohan Munasinghe and his team at the MIND Institute in […]
Holle Wlokas gives an update on the first day of the MAPS Co-benefits Lab in Bogota, Colombia. The co-benefits lab has started and what a start it was! Despite pouring rain in wintery Bogota, 22 participants gathered to share, discuss and explore issues around the co-benefits of climate change mitigation actions. Expectations ranged from thrashing […]
India faces many development challenges. It has to lift 340 million people out of poverty, reduce the rural- urban disparities, address energy poverty and solve many other development issues. But India also needs to contribute in solving the climate change problem and take mitigation actions.
From 21-25 January 2013, 26 participants gathered at Jahuel, Chile, for the first MAPS/LEDS GP Facilitators Training Course.
Brazilians love their flag, which successfully works as a label for products made in Brazil. Rubber sandals, beach towels, coffee cups, sports gear, caipirinha shots…Almost everything sells better with a Brazilian tag on it. Does this include wind turbines? Localization in the renewable energy industries is a hot topic in Brazil at the moment. The […]
Harald Winkler and Brett Cohen from the MAPS International team discuss the interaction between stakeholders and research in the MAPS process, including project management and potential challenges.
Stef Raubenheimer and Harald Winkler talk about the importance of sequencing in South Africa’s Long Term Mitigation Scenarios (LTMS) focussing on the relationship between the stakeholders and the research team.
Multi-stakeholder led processes & multidisciplinary research in low carbon planning in developing countries – Poster
Considering the role of technological capacity and national development priorities in selecting appropriate mitigation actions.
Kate Hampton, Executive Director of the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), in conversation with Stefan Raubenheimer, discusses using MAPS as long term transformational processes for climate compatible development and the need for creating a common language and tools in climate change decision making.
Stefan Raubenheimer speaks about how the South African Long Term Mitigation Scenarios came about and inspired the MAPS Programme.
This study seeks to understand how mitigation actions (MAs) are approached and conceptualized in Brazil. It describes how the country defines and identifies MAs. It also maps the general policy context, the institutions that have been focusing on MAs to date, and the initiatives underway in the country to further structure approaches to MAs.
The paper seeks to understand how mitigation actions have been conceptualized and could be approached in Colombia. It is divided in two parts. The first part presents the contextual framework in which the NAMAs will be undertaken. The second part contains the bases used to identify NAMA proposals for Colombia.
The country study aims to deepen understanding of mitigation activity in Chile, particularly with regard to how the country approaches, describes and defines mitigation actions.
The country study aims to deepen our understanding of mitigation activity in South Africa, particularly with regard to how the country approaches, describes and defines mitigation actions. It considers three main areas of enquiry from a bottom-up methodological perspective: first, what is a South African Mitigation Action (SAMA)? Second, what are the barriers and challenges […]
The main purpose of this study is to understand and explore the concept of mitigation actions in Peru, how they are defined and identified, and issues related to their development. The study is divided in two parts: the first analyzes the country specific approach to mitigation actions, and the second analyzes a particular example of […]