Developing countries exploring pathways to climate compatibility

MAPS Approach, Country Insights & Results

MAPS Approach: Strategic Internal Report

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. […]

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Creating a community of practice on mitigation: The case of PlanCC

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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MAPS Approach: If the answer is low carbon development, the most pressing question for our time is: how?

Authors: Boulle, M, Torres Gunfaus, M, Kane, L, Du Toit, M.

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. 

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Colombian Low Carbon Development Strategy- Results 2015

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 […]

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MAPS Chile Phase 2 Results

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 […]

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This was different: The MAPS Programme and southern climate mitigation practices as ‘southern theory’

Authors: Kane, L, Torres Gunfaus, M, Boulle, M.

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 […]

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Building Institutional Capacities for Climate Change Policy Formulation in Developing Countries: The Case of MAPS Chile

Authors: Calfucoy, P

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 […]

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An overview of the analytical results of MAPS

Authors: Rojas, M, Caetano, T, Torres Gunfaus, M

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, […]

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MAPS approach: learning and doing in the global South

Authors: Boulle, M, Torres Gunfaus, M, Kane, L, Du Toit, M, Winkler, H, Raubenheimer, S

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 […]

Briefs, MAPS Approach, Country Insights & Results, Outputs, Research Themes  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Jul 28, 2015  //  download PDF

What was the contribution of the Long Term Mitigation Scenario process to South African climate mitigation policy?

Authors: Tyler, E, Torres Gunfaus,M

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 […]

Implementation, MAPS Approach, Country Insights & Results, Outputs, Papers, Research Themes  //  Posted by Installertodelete on May 27, 2015  //  download PDF

Mitigation Potential in the Agriculture Sector: The case of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and South Africa

Authors: Rojas, AM, Rahlao, S, Alfaro, M, Engel, W, Dubeux, C, Gomez, C, Gutman, V, Jarvis, A, Kebreab, E and Rosales, R

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.

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Mitigation Actions Country Study: Argentina

Authors: Carlino, H.

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 […]

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Mitigation actions: Understanding the variables that affect policy implementation

Authors: Coetzee, K. Boyd, A.

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.

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Commonalities and differences in approaches to mitigation actions in five developing countries

Authors: Garibaldi, J.A. Winkler, H. La Rovere, E. Cadena, A. Palma, R. Sanhueza, J.E. Tyler, E. Torres Gunfaus, M.

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 […]

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Co-benefits Lab 2013

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.  

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Co-benefits Lab, day two: the task and the context determine the tools

Authors: Holle Wlokas

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 […]

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Co-benefits Lab: a stimulating first day

Authors: Holle Wlokas

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 […]

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India Country Study: Poverty and Low Carbon Development Strategies

Authors: Parikh, K. Parikh, J. Gohsh, P. Khedkar, G.

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.

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Renewable Energy: Made in Brazil

Authors: Britta Rennkamp

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 […]

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MAPS as a transformational process

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.

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Mitigation Actions Country Study: Brazil

Authors: La Rovere, E, Pareira, A, Dubeux, C and Wills, W

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.

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Mitigation Actions Country Study: Colombia

Authors: Cadena, A. Rosales, R. Delgado, R. Espinosa, M. Rojas, A. Salazar, M. Castillo, G. Ovalle, K.

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.

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Mitigation Actions Country Study: South Africa

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

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 […]

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Mitigation actions country study: Peru

Authors: Postigo Takahashi, T, Zevallos, P, Paz, M and Tolmos, C

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 […]

MAPS Approach, Country Insights & Results, Outputs, Papers, Research Themes  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Jun 30, 2011  //  download PDF