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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 […]

MAPS Approach, Country Insights & Results, Research Themes  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Jan 4, 2016  //  Read more...

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 […]

Briefs  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Mar 12, 2015  //  download PDF

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 […]

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

Official Bonn side event

On the 12th of June, the MAPS Programme invited in-country researchers – representing the MAPS processes of Brazil, Chile, Colombia and South Africa – to present preliminary results of their work linking economic and sectoral models at the UNFCCC Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany. Chile presented its assessment of five different carbon tax scenarios. Brazil talked about its […]

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AFOLU Lab

(26-27 March 2014) The Agriculture, Forestry and Land Use (AFOLU) workshop was held in Santiago, Chile. Participants from four MAPS countries (Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru) and from Argentina attended the workshop. The AFOLU Lab was a follow-up of the AgriLab (2012) and LULUCF Lab (2012) and instead of discussing modelling approaches to the sector, the country […]

Workshops  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Jun 11, 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. […]

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Co-benefits lab: sharing methods and learnings

During May MAPS hosted a research lab on the topic of co-benefits and mitigation actions. The three day workshop was held in Bogota, Colombia and organised by South African MAPS researchers. The Co-benefits Lab brought experts and decision-makers together from Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Chile, South Africa, Brazil, India and Sri Lanka in order to share […]

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Co-benefits Lab 2013

(7-9 May, 2013) MAPS team members from Latin America, India and South Africa met in Bogotá, Colombia, to explore developmental co-benefits associated with mitigation actions. This lab tackled the question of how climate change policies can benefit socio-economic development. Decision-makers and researchers have tried to understand so-called “co-benefits” of public policies for emissions reductions for […]

Workshops  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Jun 4, 2013  //  Read more...

Wrapping up the Co-benefits Lab with our eye on future collaboration

The final report from Holle Wlokas on the third day of the MAPS Co-benefits Lab in Bogota, Colombia. The third and final day of the Co-benefits Lab offered an inspirational end to our time in Colombia. The day started with Ellen May Zanoria, from the Gold Standard Foundation, sharing the foundation’s vast experience and unique […]

Blogs  //  Posted by Installertodelete on May 10, 2013  //  Read more...

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

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 […]

Blogs, MAPS Approach, Country Insights & Results  //  Posted by Installertodelete on May 9, 2013  //  Read more...

Co-benefits Lab: a stimulating first day

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 […]

Blogs, MAPS Approach, Country Insights & Results  //  Posted by Installertodelete on May 8, 2013  //  Read more...

Anticipation builds ahead of MAPS Co-benefits Lab

From the 7th to the 9th of May, MAPS team members from Latin America, India and South Africa will meet in Bogotá, Colombia, to explore developmental co-benefits associated with mitigation actions. The selection and prioritisation of mitigation actions is a key topic on the agendas of most MAPS countries in 2013. Decision-makers need to understand […]

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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: […]

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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 […]

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Colombian Strategy for Low Carbon Development: Fourth Scenario Building Team Meeting

The MAPS Process in Colombia: National Collective Assessment Project for Low Carbon Development Alternatives and Opportunities, held its fourth and final technical Scenario Building Meeting on 20 September 2012 at the Hotel Estelar La Fontana, Bogota. The meeting was well attended with approximately 110 people present. Phase 1 which consists of the construction of sectoral […]

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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 […]

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LEDS Collaboration In Action Workshop

MAPS presented its approach, learnings and experiences at the LEDS Collaboration In Action Workshop held from the 21st to the 23rd of March at Latimer Place in London. Alexa Kleysteuber from Chile presented on the challenges in obtaining a strong mandate across a range of Ministries, Oscar Beltran from Colombia presented the National Collective Assessment […]

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AgriLab: an analysis of mitigation actions in the agricultural sector

MAPS held AgriLab from the 15th to 17th of February 2012 in Bogota, Colombia. This workshop broughts together a small group of land-use specialists from the Latin American region to understand the role of mitigation action in the agriculture sector, in particular the existing methodologies used to analyse these actions. Topics discussed included: the influence […]

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Mitigation and poverty: Colombia

At the COP17, the 5 MAPS Countries (Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and South Africa) presented their countries’ approach to mitigating climate change within a planning, policy and regulatory context. The event aimed to come to a clearer understanding of how developing countries can design mitigation actions that contribute to poverty alleviation.

Development and Mitigation Policy, Presentations  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Dec 2, 2011  //  download PDF

Mitigation Actions Country Study: Colombia

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.

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

Research Lab

A ResearchLab was held in Lima, during the last week of September 2011, to enhance the interaction across between researchers and stakeholders by sharing initial experiences, lessons and thinking on the MAPS process in each country.

News  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Sep 7, 2011  //  Read more...