Developing countries exploring pathways to climate compatibility

Tag: Development and Mitigation Policy

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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Development and Mitigation Futures: MAPS & DDPP Conference

  Development and Mitigation and Futures: MAPS & DDPP Experiences The MAPS programme and DDPP (Deep Decarbonisation Pathways Project) teams hosted a three-day conference; Development and Mitigation Futures: MAPS & DDPP Experiences, in Paris, France on the 3rd, 4th and 6th of December 2015. The confernece included two days of technical workshops. These invitation only workshops discussed approaches to […]

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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. […]

Development and Mitigation Policy, Outputs, Papers  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Dec 7, 2015  //  download PDF

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 […]

Development and Mitigation Policy, Outputs, Papers  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Dec 7, 2015  //  download PDF

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.

Development and Mitigation Policy, Outputs, Papers  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Dec 7, 2015  //  download PDF

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, […]

Development and Mitigation Policy, Outputs, Papers  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Dec 7, 2015  //  download PDF

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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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

Does Mitigation Matter for Africa? MAPS side event at Bonn

  Read IISD’s coverage of the MAPS side event at Bonn 2015 – Does Mitigation matter for Africa? Insights and considerations for Africa’s development pathways.  Presentations MAPS Chile MAPS Programme_MAPS Chile 04062015_Bonn 2015 MAPS International Does mitigation matter for Africa Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Climate Change and Development-Perspectives from Ghana  

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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

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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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 […]

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

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.

Development and Mitigation Policy, Outputs, Papers  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Aug 19, 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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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.

Papers, Tools, Methods & Models  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Jul 22, 2014  //  download PDF

Out of the Box Lab

 In November Cape Town  hosted  the 2nd OTB Lab. This Lab followed up on the conversations that were had in Lima in July.  The main objectives of the Lab were to  Advance the Process Design of Chile & Brazil Long Term processes (Vision 2050, Brazil 2050), including approach, tools and stakeholder selection; Identify synergies among […]

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INDC Lab

(22-23 July 2014) MAPS hosted a a Lab (workshop) on Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) on 22-23 July 2014 in Lima, Peru. The Lab responded to the request made by the MAPS Latin American countries, for support in the preparation of their country INDCs for the UNFCCC process. The MAPS country teams have mandated to develop […]

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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 […]

Outputs, Papers, Research Themes  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Jun 11, 2014  //  download PDF

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 […]

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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 […]

Development and Mitigation Policy, Outputs, Papers  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Jun 5, 2014  //  Read more...

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.

Development and Mitigation Policy, Outputs  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Jun 5, 2014  //  Read more...

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.

Development and Mitigation Policy, Outputs, Papers  //  Posted by Installertodelete on May 23, 2014  //  download PDF

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

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 […]

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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

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 […]

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Opening the floor: Development & Mitigation Forum Day 1

The Development and Mitigation Forum got off to an energetic start yesterday with provocative opening addresses and a collegial, participatory atmosphere. Framed as a platform upon which to attempt a bridging of the development-climate change disconnect, the Forum organisers are expecting the emergence of new ideas and collaborations within an open minded environment. Sergio Margulis […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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

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...

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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MAPS Co-benefits Lab

From the 7th to the 9th of May, MAPS team members from Latin America, India and South Africa met in Bogotá, Colombia, to explore developmental co-benefits associated with mitigation actions. This workshop 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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How to reduce CO2 emissions and poverty in Mexico, Thailand and South Africa?

MAPS researcher, Dr Britta Rennkamp, introduces an international research collaboration to understand the relationship between reductions in poverty and GHG emissions in Mexico, South Africa and Thailand. Researchers from five countries – Germany, Italy, Mexico, Thailand and South Africa – started off a new project on the question of how to reduce emissions and poverty […]

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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.  

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MAPS Econ Lab 2012

Computer modelling programs are a useful tool to draw up scenarios which illustrate the possible outcomes of different emissions reduction actions, and give a platform to compare those outcomes.

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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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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.

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Reducing inequality and poverty while mitigating climate change: key challenges for research and practice in middle-income countries in Africa and Latin America

What is the relationship between emissions, inequality and poverty? Growing wealth supposedly correlates with increasing emissions. Rich countries are historically high in per capita emissions, whereas poor countries have low per capita emissions. African and Latin American non-Annex I countries rank high in the statistics of emissions intensity. Where are highly unequal middle-income countries in […]

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Poverty and Climate Change Mitigation: A brief inspiration

Poverty and climate change mitigation are two concepts, which trouble policy makers and climate policy analysts, because they perceive them as conflicting public policy objectives. Poverty remains a pressing problem in many middle-income countries, where efforts for mitigating climate change become more urgent. Poverty alleviation often disappears as an explicit priority in the wider concepts […]

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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 […]

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Long Term Mitigation Scenarios: Stakeholder and research interaction

Harald Winkler and Brett Cohen from the MAPS Team in South Africa discuss the interaction between stakeholders and research in the MAPS process, including project management and potential challenges.

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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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LulucF Lab: exploring mitigation scenarios and plans in the LULUCF sector

The Land Use, Land Use Changes and Forest (LULUCF) sector contributes significantly to many MAPS countries’ emissions. The LulucF Lab is a learning workshop focused on the mitigation and socio-economic impacts in the LULUCF sectors, with a special focus on forestry, sustainable energy use and the socio-economic implications of mitigation in this sector. The possible […]

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LULUCF Co-benefits: factsheet

This factsheet explores how Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru are incorporating LULUCF into their overall Mitigation Action and scenario planning process. Twenty-five participants from four developing countries active in the MAPS programme attending the LULUCF workshop (LulucF Lab) in September 2012.

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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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Econ Lab: socio-economic implications of mitigation actions

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Agri Lab: workshop brief

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

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Approaches and Methodologies for LCD

MAPS was invited to an internal workshop hosted by WWF International from the 30th of April to the 2nd of May in Brasilia to share our views on Low Carbon Development.

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Exploring the concept of LCD

MAPS was invited to an internal workshop hosted by WWF International from the 30th of April to the 2nd of May in Brasilia to share our views on the Low Carbon Development.

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Low Carbon Development and Poverty: exploring poverty alleviating mitigation action in developing countries

This paper examines current literature on the linkages between low-carbon development, mitigation and poverty in middle-income countries. Climate change and poverty generally fall into the adaptation category in research literature and policymaking. Acknowledging current findings of poverty research, this separation between mitigation and adaptation does not hold anymore. The majority of the poor now live […]

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Agri Lab: models overview

MAPS brought together a small group of land-use specialists, from the MAPS country teams and external experts, to understand the role of mitigation actions in the agriculture sector, including options and challenges, implications and suitability of the tools within a country strategy in the context of the MAPS country processes.

Presentations, Tools, Methods & Models  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Feb 20, 2012  //  download PDF

Agri Lab: cost benefit analysis of mitigation actions in Colombia

The agriculture sector in Colombia contributes significantly in national GHG emissions. MAPS brought together a small group of land-use specialists, from the MAPS country teams and external experts, to understand the role of mitigation action in the agriculture sector, including options and challenges, implications and suitability of the tools within a country strategy in the […]

Presentations, Tools, Methods & Models  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Feb 20, 2012  //  download PDF

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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Trade and Climate Change: policy and economic implications for South Africa

Climate and trade issues lie at the intersection of two of the world’s most contested, delayed and important multilateral negotiations: climate change negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and international trade as regulated by the World Trade Organization (WTO). This paper considers two aspects of overlapping concern to the two […]

Development and Mitigation Policy, Outputs, Papers  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Dec 7, 2011  //  download PDF

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 and poverty: Peru

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 and poverty: Chile

At the COP17, the 5 MAPS countries 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, Outputs, Presentations  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Dec 2, 2011  //  download PDF

Mitigation and Poverty: Brazil

At the COP17 the 5 MAPS Countries 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

COP17: Events

The 17th Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was held in Durban, South Africa from the 28th of November with negotiations concluding on 11th December 2011. MAPS hosted a number of events during COP17.

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