Developing countries exploring pathways to climate compatibility

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MAPS Chile Thematic Trends & Technology Panels

MAPS Chile, together with the initiative ENERGIA 2050 and with the support of MAPS Programme, held six international panel discussions on mitigation for the long term. The meetings were attended by over 100 people and focused on innovative approaches and options for the long term mitigation in the energy, industry and mining, transportation, cities, and […]

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

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

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

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

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

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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Reflections on Operationalising EASD

A synthesis of the discussions held among 30 experts from a wide range of institutions and countries on conceptual approaches to operationalising equitable access to sustainable development (EASD) in the UNFCCC climate negotiations. The workshop was conceived as an informal space to seek better understanding of approaches to this highly politicised issue and thereby narrow […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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An overview of the analytical results of MAPS

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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Implementing climate change mitigation: a journey into the unknown

The paper seeks to provide insights and recommendations on policy-development for practitioners in the field of climate mitigation by deepening our understanding on how implementation works. This paper is based on five case studies on South African implementation related to mitigation, a case study on policy development in Colombia and a reflective study on the LTMS. 

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Implementation Case Study- Energy and thermal efficiency in government-subsidised housing in South Africa

This research aims to isolate the factors that lead to implementation (or lack thereof) of interventions that may have an impact on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in developing countries. This case study is part of a series looking to collectively consider research on GHG mitigation action implementation by applying existing theoretical frameworks to examples […]

Implementation, Outputs, Papers, Research Themes  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Oct 19, 2015  //  download PDF

Implementation of the Cape Town Solar Water Heater (SWH) Policy

This paper explores the processes inside the City of Cape Town involved in failed implementation of the City-billing scheme and the eventual implementation of the Endorsement scheme, in order to illustrate and explore the challenges of implementation components of mitigation policy within the  context of a large metropolitan local government in South Africa. 

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Implementation of the municipal energy efficiency and demand side management programme in South Africa

This research explores the drivers and experiences of implementation with respect to carbon mitigation policies and programmes. The research focuses on the case of the Energy Efficiency and Demand Side  Management (EEDSM) programme which targets the reduction of electricity consumption in municipalities, which are major consumers of electricity in South Africa. 

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The Institutionalisation of Climate Policy in India

The Institutionalisation of Climate Policy in India, Designing a Development-Focused, Co-Benefits Based Approach, working paper, seeks to analyse the evolution of India’s climate institutions

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MAPS Chile Presentation at Bonn 2015

MAPS Chile presentation at the Zero Emission side event in Bonn 2015    

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MAPS approach: learning and doing in the global South

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

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

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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Climate mitigation policy in a development context: How we do what we do?

I have worked on various aspects of climate mitigation policy in South Africa for over a decade, but it was only in early 2014 that I became aware that the climate mitigation policy community of practice, (of which I am a part) is dominated by particular approaches and that these approaches have limitations.   On […]

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

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

Understanding the implementation of the REIPPPP in South Africa: Using the 5C Protocol

The research aims to uncover key drivers and barriers that have contributed to or hindered the implementation of interventions with mitigation benefit in developing countries. . This case study examines the implementation of South Africa’s energy programme- the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP).

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Unpacking Implementation: The case of the MyCiTi Bus Rapid Transit in Cape Town

This case study of the implementation of the MyCiTi Bus Rapid Transit system is one of a series of studies which seek to identify key drivers and barriers that have contributed to or hindered the implementation in developing countries of past or current interventions which have climate mitigation benefits. The objective of this research is […]

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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 […]

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

The Long Term Mitigation Scenarios: a decade later

The Long Term Mitigation Scenario (LTMS) process was an innovative and significant South African initiative conducted between 2006-8 in the emerging policy area of climate change mitigation.   It was the first interpretation of international climate mitigation policy in a domestic developing country context, combining a participative stakeholder process and rigorous technical analysis to identify what […]

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Negotiating the 2015 Climate Agreement: Issues relating to Legal Form and Nature

This paper first identifies the instruments that will likely form part of the Paris package, and then explores the characteristic features of each of these instruments with a particular focus on their legal status and significance. In doing so, it will address the issue of ‘legal form’ of the core 2015 agreement.

Equity & Climate Negotiations, Outputs, Papers  //  Posted by Installertodelete on May 21, 2015  //  download PDF

Informing India's Energy and Climate Debate: Policy Lessons from Modelling Studies

What should India put forward as the mitigation component of its climate contribution (or ‘Intended Nationally Determined Contribution’ (INDC))? Since energy accounts for 77% of India’s greenhouse gas emissions, this question can only be answered as one part of a larger discussion about India’s energy future. This study conducts a comparative review of seven recent […]

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Building Evidence for INDCs-The MAPS Experience in Chile

Andrés Pirazzoli, Mitigation and International Negotiations Officer, Climate Change Office, Ministry of Environment of Chile’s presentation at the Africa LEDS Partnership & LEDS LAC Webinar- Building Evidence for INDCS- The MAPS Experience in Latin America.

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Building Evidence for INDCs- The MAPS Experience in Latin America

MAPS Programme Coordinator, Michelle du Toit’s presentation at the Africa LEDS Partnership & LEDS LAC webinar; Building Evidence for INDCs: The MAPS Experience in Latin America. 

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INDC Forms: MAPS Experience

MAPS Director, Marta Torres’ presentation at the SADC regional workshop; In pursuance of a consolidated and unified African position in climate change negotiations, 8th April 2015, Pretoria, South Africa.

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Building Evidence for INDCs: The MAPS Experience in Chile & Peru.

MAPS Latin America Liaison, Andrea Rudnick’s presentation at the LEDS LAC Webinar- Building Evidence for INDCs: The MAPS Experience, on 25th March 2015.

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Thoughts on the necessary change to a low to zero carbon economy (eventually)

MAPS Director, Stef Raubenheimer gives his thoughts on the necessary change to a low to zero carbon economy including the role of stakeholders in the process.

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Brazilian Mitigation Scenarios Beyond 2020: Modelling and Methodologies

This brief lays out key research and modelling work that will allow for robust analysis of the economic and social implications of implementing carbon constraining measures on the Brazilian economy. This brief shows the impacts of a carbon tax on heavy industries specifically, and the economic ramifications of different revenue ‘recycling’ options. 

Briefs, Outputs, Tools, Methods & Models  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Mar 12, 2015  //  download PDF

Economy-wide implications of a carbon tax in the Chilean electricity generation sector

Certain mitigation actions will act as an economic shock to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth path. This policy brief examines the economy-wide implications of applying a carbon tax to the country’s electricity generation section. The report evaluates carbon taxes of US$10, US$20, US$30, US$40 and US$50 per ton of carbon dioxide equivalents (US$/tCO2 […]

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Modelling the socio economic implications of mitigation actions in Colombia

This policy brief explores the possible social and economic implications of three different emissions reduction measures: placing a tax on carbon emission, capping the allowable amount of emissions from different sectors, changing the country’s energy mix (either to include more renewables, or replacing fossil fuels with cleaner electricity). It also considers how these measures might […]

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Agroforestry systems as CER providers: an analysis for the Peruvian Amazon region

This policy brief considers the findings of a modelling process carried out by the Instituto de Investigación de la Amazonía Peruana (IIAP) team, which compares the economic value of timber felling practices in agroforestry plots in Peru, with the potential financial benefits of using global carbon trading mechanisms to compensate the country for projects which […]

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Socio economic implications of mitigation in the power sector including carbon taxes

This policy brief presents the linked modelling framework that was used to investigate the possible social and economic implications of a carbon tax, as well mitigation strategy which  favours increasing the contribution of renewable energy to the country’s energy mix and summaries some the results.

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Linking Sectoral Models: Agroforestry Systems as CER providers: An analysis for the Peruvian amazon region

This paper examines agroforestry systems as certified emissions reductions for the Peruvian Amazon region. It describes the findings of a modeling-based research, which compares the economic value of timber felling practices in agroforestry plots in Peru, with the potential financial benefits of using global carbon trading mechanisms

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Brazilian Mitigation Scenarios Beyond 2020: Modelling and Methodologies

The aim of this study was to build capacity in the development of tools for the analysis of the macroeconomic impacts of introducing measures to mitigate emissions of greenhouse gases such as carbon tax and cap and trade scheme. The study is based on the integration of bottom-up with top-down models. The associated brief shows […]

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Economy-Wide Implications of a Carbon Tax in the Chilean Electricity Generation Sector

This paper aims to analyse the economy-wide implications of a carbon tax applied on the Chilean electricity generation sector as it will act as an economic shock to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth path. In order to get an answer to this, both energy sectoral model and dynamic stochastic generally equilibrium (DSGE) model […]

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Modelling the socio economic implications of mitigation in Colombia

Some developing countries are implementing measures to deviate its emissions patterns. This paper uses a methodological approach to assess the socio-economic implications of some of these potential measures, to evaluate the Colombian case. The main finding is that a carbon tax does not affect significantly the macroeconomic indicators and yet reached important abatements, especially if […]

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Socio-economic implications of mitigation in the power sector including carbon taxes in South Africa

This research paper investigates the socio-economic implications of mitigation in the power sector including carbon taxes in South Africa. The structure of this paper is as follows. The first section provides a discussion of recent developments within South Africa aimed at increasing the contribution of renewable energy. The second section gives a brief description of […]

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 Geneva was quick – but how deep will Paris go?

Climate negotiators almost pride themselves on talks going beyond the deadline. So when the most recent round finished its main task, to agree elements of a draft negotiating text, on Day 3 of six, there was confusion. In a mild panic attack, the collective unconscious said “What do we do now?” Various reasons may have […]

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US-China: Going in the right direction, but far and fast enough?

The US and Chinese Presidents announced on 11 Nov 2014 that the US is to cut net greenhouse gas emissions 26-28% below 2005 levels by 2025 China is to peak CO2 emissions around 2030, with the intention to peak earlier, and to increase the non-fossil fuel share of all energy to around 20% by 2030. […]

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How low can you go? Climate talks in Lima

Climate negotiations in Lima[1] last week decided on national contributions – with light information and very weak scrutiny. It did put together the elements of a deal in Paris, though differences on detail remain large. But with lack of adequate long-term finance, and a refusal to balance support of adaptation and mitigation, Lima did not make […]

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Innovation in the Development of INDCs. The MAPS Experience

Leaders of the Mitigation Action Plans and Scenarios (MAPS) processes in Peru, Chile, Colombia and Brazil shared experience yesterday in Lima. They talked about what really happens when stakeholders get around the table to propose mitigation options. CDKN’s Mairi Dupar reports. If anyone thought embracing climate compatible development at national level was an easy process, […]

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MAPS COP 20 Side Event

  The objective of MAPS’s COP 20 side event in Lima was to showcase MAPS LAC nationally mandated research processes for developing long term mitigation scenarios.  The event also provided a platform to illustrate how  a broad range of stakeholders are being involved in developing evidence for mitigation action plans and scenarios.  The event was moderated by Mr. […]

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Discipline and Humility in Climate Change Mitigation Work – A Response to Emily Tyler's Blog Below

“I’ve been struck”, wrote Emily Tyler, “by the complexity…” She was not alone in being astonished at the scope and richness of issues which were spoken about during the Conversations Series between climate change mitigation practitioners and ‘development’ experts as part of the MAPS PostDevMit work. As a conversation facilitator for this series and development […]

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Thoughts on the choice of form of an INDC

This working paper intends to support in-country teams involved in building their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) by exploring the different possible forms these contributions could take.

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Climate change mitigation work within a multiple objectives frame: some insights from Conversations with South African development practitioners

The DevMit Forum, held in January 2014, brought a group of nine brave South African ‘development provocateurs’ into an academic conference of the international climate change mitigation community working in developing countries. The results of this experiment were somewhat uncomfortable, but simultaneously energising. The provocateurs held up a mirror to the climate mitigation community, showing […]

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Unless we change high-emissions development path, high risk of irreversible climate change

The latest climate science affirms again that warming of the climate system is “unequivocal”. If we don’t change our high-emission development paths, even if we try to adapt, warming by 2011 “will lead to high to very high risk of severe, widespread, and irreversible impacts globally (high confidence)”. The IPCC’s synthesis report makes clear that […]

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INDC Event at the ADP Session in Bonn

MAPS was invited to present at an INDC event at the ADP in Bonn in October. The discussion focussed on the importance of the MAPS processes to assess the economic implications of mitigation actions and how its results would be the basis for the development of their INDCs. The MAPS Programme was represented by Andreas […]

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Information for a developmental approach to mitigation: Linking sectoral and economy-wide models for Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and South Africa

This paper reports on modelling approaches that provide information to answer policy-relevant questions in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and South Africa. The analysis informs different country contexts; energy-related green house gas (GHG) emissions currently dominate in Chile and South Africa, while those due to agriculture, forestry and land-use (AFOLU) are historically more important in Brazil, […]

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European experiences with burden sharing in climate change

This paper aims to provide insights into the lessons learnt from the practical experiences in the European Union (EU),with sharing of climate change commitments relevant for developing countries in light of the international post 2020 negotiations. 

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Governance and Equity in EU Climate Policy

This paper is an analysis of mitigation assessments under the EU Emissions Trading System (2005-2012) and intra-EU equity or solidarity under the EU 2020 climate policy framework

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Legal Implications & Pathways Regulating HFCs under the Montreal Protocol or the Kyoto Protocol

This paper examines whether the Montreal Protocol, with its legal mandate to protect the ozone layer from depletion, should regulate hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) despite them not being ozone-depleting substances.

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The (Missing) Link: Climate Change Mitigation and Poverty

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.

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MAPS Chile Scenario Building Team meeting (English)

The 5th Scenario Building Team meeting was held during the first week of August over a day and a half and covered assumptions for modelling the 2013 – 2050 baseline and mitigation measures that will be considered in the various scenarios. The meeting was attended by 30 consultants, more the 40 Scenario Building Team members […]

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Selection of Long-Range Energy Systems Modelling Platforms: The MAPS Chile experience

This paper is part of a series that aims to support stakeholders and research groups in the selection of long-range energy systems modelling platforms, to inform decision making for public policy options compatible with national development goals. This paper builds on the MAPS Chile experience.

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BLUM Lab

The Brazilian Land Use Model (BLUM) training was held in Santiago on the 22nd and 23rd of August 2013. An Agroicone expert from Brazil, Leila Harfuch, presented BLUM so that the Chilean team could understand both the advantages and disadvantages of using it and how it could possibly complement the Chile AFOLU model.

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Modelling the Socio-Economic Implications of Mitigation Actions: A Case Study Of Industrial Energy Efficiency In South Africa

It is known that there is considerable potential for emissions reduction through the implementation of energy efficiency policies. This paper seeks to address the still limited understanding of the impacts of these policies on economic growth, employment and welfare by assessing the socio-economic implications of increased energy efficiency in South Africa.

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MAPS Chile: Phase 1

Phase 1: Reference Scenarios for Climate Mitigation Maria Ignacia Benitez, Minister of Natural Environment, announced the results of MAPS Chile’s first phase. Chile has been significantly affected – both economically and in terms of agricultural yields – by the effects of the concentration of Greenhouse Gasses globally. In its first phase MAPS Chile involved more […]

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AFOLU Lab

MAPS held a workshop on agriculture, forestry and land-use (AFOLU) from 24-27 March 2014. The AFOLU Lab was a follow-up of the workshops on agriculture (AgriLab, 2012) and land-use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF Lab, 2012), which focused on modelling approaches used in these sectors. The objective of the workshop was to share experiences between MAPS […]

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Mitigation in the Agriculture Sector: Process issues (presentation)

Mitigation Action Plans and Scenarios (MAPS) is a collaboration amongst developing countries to establish the evidence base for long-term transition to robust economies that are both carbon efficient and climate resilient. MAPS country programmes have dedicated research teams focusing specifically on the agriculture sector in order to strengthen data and refine methodological approaches to identify […]

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Mitigation in the Agriculture Sector: Process issues (paper)

Mitigation Action Plans and Scenarios (MAPS) is a collaboration amongst developing countries to establish the evidence base for long-term transition to robust economies that are both carbon efficient and climate resilient. MAPS country programmes have dedicated research teams focusing specifically on the agriculture sector in order to strengthen data and refine methodological approaches to identify […]

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

 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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Energy security in South Africa

This paper establishes broad framework for the analysis of energy security, and presents an analysis of South Africa’s energy security situation, arguing that the country is facing an energy security crisis.

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DevMit Provocateur Briefing Report: Land Use

Based on the presentations and discussion held during the Development and Mitigation Forum in January 2014, this reflective brief provides an overview of the impacts of land use change on development and mitigation, its drivers, policy prioritisation and recommendations.

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DevMit Provocateur Briefing Report: Mitigation as Applied Science

The paper draws on the critical (in an academic rather than a personal sense) discipline of Science and Technology Studies (STS), and brings to the fore questions  of reflexivity – that  is, the reflection on the state of one’s own practices – within the mitigation discipline.

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DevMit Provocateur Briefing Report: Poverty

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

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

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

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

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 […]

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

DevMit Provocateur Briefing Report: Employment

This brief addresses the existence of trade-offs between mitigation and development, specifically employment. 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

Development and mitigation provocateur briefing report: transport

This short paper gives reflections on transport development: how it was portrayed in the Forum on Development and Mitigation, and the ways in which it is argued differently in the ‘sustainable transport’ field.

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

Development and mitigation provocateur briefing report: cities

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

Climate mitigation and the fight against poverty and inequality

In designing climate mitigation strategies, one has to think hard about their impact on poverty and inequality. While it is often assumed that climate mitigation strategies are also pro-poor strategies, this is not necessarily so. This blog sets out some frameworks through which we can think through these issues and suggests areas where much more […]

Blogs  //  Posted by Installertodelete on May 14, 2014  //  Read more...

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.

MAPS Approach, Country Insights & Results, Outputs, Papers, Research Themes  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Apr 29, 2014  //  download PDF

Mitigation Actions Country Study: Argentina

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 […]

MAPS Approach, Country Insights & Results, Outputs, Papers  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Mar 20, 2014  //  download PDF

Beyond Development and Mitigation?

‘The week after the week that was’ – is certainly how the Development and Mitigation (DevMit) Forum organising team is feeling right now!  A little disoriented (what do I now do 24/7?), very relieved, and reflecting on invaluable time spent with excellent colleagues. When I embarked on the DevMit Forum journey in May last year […]

Blogs, Outputs  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Feb 4, 2014  //  Read more...

MAPS 101: The MAPS Approach

The ‘MAPS Approach’ to sustainable development planning explained in three minutes. Watch the Spanish version of the video here Watch the Portuguese version of the video here

Videos  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Feb 3, 2014  //  Watch Video

A developmental approach to mitigation

The challenge of development and climate The challenge at the heart of the Development and Mitigation (Devmit) Forum is about the relationship between development and climate – how to improve our understanding and change our practice.  Next week we seek to theorise more fully the relationship between development and climate through a conversation between development […]

Blogs, Outputs  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Jan 23, 2014  //  Read more...

Co-benefits Lab Factsheet

The Co-benefits lab brought together 27 experts from 10 countries in Bogota, Colombia from the 6-9th of May 2013 to exchange, discuss and develop new ideas around the socio-economic co-benefits of mitigation actions (co-benefits) in the MAPS context. Representatives from all four MAPS countries (Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru) were present. Keynote speakers from India, Brazil […]

Briefs, Outputs, Research Themes, Tools, Methods & Models  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Jan 22, 2014  //  download PDF

MAPS COP 19 side event

MAPS’s COP 19 side event in Warsaw discussed the work of the MAPS network of researchers (from Brazil, Chile, France and South Africa) to design more accurate models for understanding the socio-economic costs of mitigation actions. Panelists included Professor Jean Charles Hourcade, Dr William Wills, Bruno Merven, and Rodrigo Fuentes.

Videos  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Jan 19, 2014  //  Watch Video

Econ Lab 2: From the modellers' mouths

From the modellers’ mouths: Feedback from Econ Lab 2 on establishing best practice in linking sectoral and economy-wide models and feeding modelling outputs into MAPS country processes.

Videos  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Jan 19, 2014  //  Watch Video

Modelling the divide: Development and climate change in Copacabana

Rio, or rather the tourist precincts of Ipanema and Copacabana, is a place that seems to be much as you left it. People kicking back, beach bars and lots of vital looking citizens of all ages exercising with purpose. Brazilians in general do things with purpose. Of course one is dimly aware that Rio is […]

Blogs, Outputs, Tools, Methods & Models  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Jan 16, 2014  //  Read more...

Prof Harald Winkler features at COP 19

MAPS Director, Prof Harald Winkler, shares his opinion of the mitigation talks at the COP 19 in Warsaw

Videos  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Nov 20, 2013  //  Watch Video

Ensuring consistency in multi-Sector energy and emissions Models

This brief explains how modellers and users of multi-sector energy models can ensure consistent application of system rules, conservation of quantities, and adherence to logic in their work.  

Briefs, Tools, Methods & Models  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Nov 14, 2013  //  download PDF

Review of linked modelling of low-carbon development, mitigation and its full costs and benefits

Modelling is vital for developing low carbon development plans and strategies that are consistent with national circumstances. Models identify the mitigation policy instruments and measures needed ‘to ensure global benefits at the lowest possible costs. Numerous models and modelling approaches available to answer different policy questions; each with their own set of advantages and limitations. Often, a […]

Outputs, Papers, Tools, Methods & Models  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Nov 7, 2013  //  download PDF

Guidelines for the selection of Long-Range Energy Systems Modelling Platforms to support MAPS processes

Setting achievable GHG mitigation targets requires the systematic analysis of potential mitigation actions to quantify the implication of each action, in terms of its benefits and costs. This is done with the help of models. There are a multitude of modelling platforms and approaches available, each with its strengths and weaknesses, and they can be […]

Papers, Tools, Methods & Models  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Nov 7, 2013  //  download PDF

MAPS emerges as an alternative approach for green growth strategising in Africa

The third Annual Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-III) took place from 21 – 23 October 2013 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The theme of the conference was “Africa on the rise: Can the Opportunities from Climate Change Spring the Continent to Transformative Development?”. Anthony Dane presented a paper co-authored with Marta Torres […]

Blogs, Outputs  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Oct 31, 2013  //  Read more...

Mitigation actions: Understanding the variables that affect policy implementation

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.

MAPS Approach, Country Insights & Results, Outputs, Papers  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Sep 25, 2013  //  download PDF

Opportunities for mitigation and development planning in Rwanda

Energy Research Centre (University of Cape Town), gives an overview of the climate change policy and institutional framework and agenda in Rwanda, and highlights the potential for a ‘MAPS approach’ to development and mitigation planning. MAPS researchers from the University of Cape Town recently visited Rwanda to engage with climate change experts based there. We are […]

Blogs  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Sep 16, 2013  //  Read more...

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

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 […]

Development and Mitigation Policy, Outputs, Papers  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Aug 27, 2013  //  Read more...

Re-imagining science-politics interaction

From August to October MAPS is hosting a virtual Visualisation Lab aimed at equipping MAPS practitioners to effectively communicate technical modeling and process outputs to a wider audience through the use of different visualisation tools and technologies. This blog is adapted from the first Lab presentation. It’s no coincidence that we are grappling with questions […]

Blogs  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Aug 27, 2013  //  Read more...
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