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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

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 […]

Outputs, Papers, Tools, Methods & Models  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Mar 9, 2015  //  download PDF

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, […]

Outputs, Papers, Tools, Methods & Models  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Oct 14, 2014  //  download PDF

Implicacoes Economicas e Sociales (IES-Brasil)

The IES-Brasil team is currently focusing on capacity building and dissemination of results. The teams outreach activities will target public, private and civil society sectors.

IES-Brasil  //  Posted by Installertodelete on May 20, 2014  //  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

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

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 […]

MAPS Approach, Country Insights & Results, Outputs, Papers, Research Themes  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Jul 29, 2013  //  Read more...

Comparative analysis of mitigation actions in five developing countries

MAPS researchers recently published a ‘bottom-up’ comparative analysis of mitigation actions (MAs) in Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Peru and South Africa in the journal Climate and Development. They argue that MAs are driven by both developmental and climate objectives. Furthermore, MAs that directly address poverty and development seem to have a better chance of being implementation. […]

News  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Jul 29, 2013  //  Read more...

Brazil beyond 2020: from deforestation to the energy challenge

MAPS-affiliated researchers in Brazil recently published a comparative analysis of three long-term GHG emissions scenarios for Brazil. According to their analysis, Brazil is in a good position to meet voluntary mitigation goals pledged to the UNFCCC up to 2020. This is due to successful recent efforts to reduce deforestation. If this trend continues, the energy […]

News  //  Posted by Installertodelete on May 24, 2013  //  Read more...

COP18 side-event MAPS Latin America: Mitigation Actions in the context of national development and climate change

MAPS country team members and participating government representatives will share experiences from their in-country processes focusing on three areas: Linkages between economy-wide (top-down) and sectoral (bottom-up) modelling. The different approaches taken by Chile and Colombia in their processes: country-wide and sectoral. Challenges and updates from the Argentina, Brazil and Peru on their country processes. Speakers: […]

News  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Dec 3, 2012  //  Read more...

Renewable Energy: Made in Brazil

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 […]

Blogs, MAPS Approach, Country Insights & Results  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Oct 31, 2012  //  Read more...

The future of REDD+ and the carbon market

Within the MAPS programme, countries are considering the potential role of forests in their overall climate change mitigation action plans. A recent MAPS workshop held in Iquitos (Peru), LulucF Lab, addressed this subject in depth. The rate of deforestation in many of the MAPS countries calls for strategies that could rapidly and effectively put an […]

Blogs  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Sep 30, 2012  //  Read more...

Econ Lab 2012: horses for courses

There are a number of complex models that researchers can use to assess the socio-economic implications of mitigation actions and it is important that they choose the one that’s best suited to the specific task at hand. As noted by Prof. Rob Davies, an economist and research associate with the Human Sciences Research Council in […]

Blogs, Tools, Methods & Models  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Sep 6, 2012  //  Read more...

Mitigation targets and actions at the UNFCCC Bangkok talks

At the UNFCCC climate negotiations starting in Bangkok this week, 30 August to 5 September 2012, there will be further workshops on mitigation. Some are about commitments, some are about targets for developed countries, and another about mitigation actions by developing countries. There are important issues for both: Workshop on developed country mitigation targets, or […]

Blogs  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Aug 29, 2012  //  Read more...

Mitigation Actions Country Study: Brazil

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.

MAPS Approach, Country Insights & Results, Outputs, Papers, Research Themes  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Nov 26, 2011  //  download PDF