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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

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 […]

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

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.

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

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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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.

Briefs, Development and Mitigation Policy, Outputs  //  Posted by Installertodelete on May 22, 2014  //  download PDF

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.

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

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.

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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 […]

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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.  

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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

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

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

Agricultural emissions mitigation: understanding modelling and policy implications

This policy brief aims to communicate the methods used by researchers to model possible outcomes of different actions to curb GHG emissions in the agricultural sector.  

Briefs, Tools, Methods & Models  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Apr 9, 2013  //  download PDF

Energy modelling for the transport sector: a summary of the SATIM methodology

The South African TIMES model (SATIM) has been developed to look at the opportunities and costs of reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs) in South Africa. This technical brief presents a overview of the SATIM transport sector methodology.

Briefs, Tools, Methods & Models  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Apr 9, 2013  //  download PDF

Energy modelling for the residential sector: a summary of the SATIM methodology

The South African TIMES model (SATIM) has been developed to look at the opportunities and costs of reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs) in South Africa. This technical brief presents a overview of the SATIM residential sector methodology.

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Energy modelling for the agricultural sector: a summary of the SATIM model methodology

The South African TIMES model (SATIM) has been developed to look at the opportunities and costs of reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs) in South Africa. This technical brief presents a overview of the SATIM agricultural sector methodology.

Briefs, Tools, Methods & Models  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Apr 9, 2013  //  download PDF

Energy modelling for liquid fuels / gas supply: a summary of the SATIM methodology

The South African TIMES model (SATIM) has been developed to look at the opportunities and costs of reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs) in South Africa. This technical brief presents a overview of the SATIM liquid fuels and gas supply sector methodology.

Briefs, Tools, Methods & Models  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Apr 9, 2013  //  download PDF

Energy modelling for the commercial sector: a summary of the SATIM methodology

The South African TIMES model (SATIM) has been developed to look at the opportunities and costs of reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs) in South Africa. This technical brief presents a overview of the SATIM methodology for the commercial sector.

Briefs, Tools, Methods & Models  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Apr 9, 2013  //  download PDF

Energy modelling for the industrial sector: a summary of the SATIM methodology

The South African TIMES model (SATIM) has been developed to look at the opportunities and costs of reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs) in South Africa. This technical brief presents a overview of the SATIM industrial sector methodology.

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Energy modelling for the electricity supply sector: a summary of the SATIM methodology

The South African TIMES model (SATIM) has been developed to look at the opportunities and costs of reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs) in South Africa. This technical brief presents a overview of the SATIM electricity supply sector methodology.

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The challenges of linking sectoral and economy-wide models

In order to provide rigorous information on the economy-wide socio-economic implications of mitigation action, MAPS teams linked bottom-up sector-based and economic models. This brief highlights some of the technical issues arising in linking models for use in policy analysis. It also shares some of the approaches that have been explored by the research teams.

Briefs, Outputs, Tools, Methods & Models  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Nov 27, 2012  //  download PDF

Understanding the interface between LCDS, NAMAs and mitigation actions

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

Econ Lab: workshop brief

Computer modelling programs are a useful tool to draw up scenarios which illustrate the possible outcomes of different emissions reduction actions. The objectives of the Econ Lab were for researchers and modellers to consider the wide range of models available for this purpose; combining different models for more complex projections; and overcoming difficulties arising from […]

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Mitigation Actions, NAMAs and LCDS: building a common understanding

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 […]

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

Modelling drivers of emissions in the LTMS

This technical brief provides an overview of the drivers used to project sectoral demand in the South African Long Term Mitigation Scenarios (LTMS) and provide guidance to modellers embarking on similar processes.

Briefs, Tools, Methods & Models  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Nov 12, 2012  //  download PDF

Regional trade considerations in the LTMS

This technical brief discusses alternative ways of including regional trade in bottom-up energy economic models such as MARKAL or MESSAGE and explores general opportunities for including regional trade in modelling exercises.

Briefs, Tools, Methods & Models  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Nov 12, 2012  //  download PDF

Water and energy in the LTMS

This technical brief provides an overview of the relationship between energy and water in South Africa and how these have been included in the Long Term Mitigation Scenarios (LTMS) and other modelling exercises.

Briefs, Tools, Methods & Models  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Nov 12, 2012  //  download PDF

Agri Lab: workshop brief

A brief on the options and challenges of analysing mitigation actions in the agricultural sector within MAPS country processes.

Briefs, Tools, Methods & Models  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Jun 11, 2012  //  download PDF