Developing countries exploring pathways to climate compatibility

Tag: Development

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

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 […]

News  //  Posted by Installertodelete on May 15, 2014  //  Read more...

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

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

Development and Mitigation (DevMit) Forum

The Development and Mitigation Forum (27 – 29 January 2014), was recently 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. The gathering was attended by over 100 mainly climate mitigation experts from developing coutries. The Forum provided a […]

Workshops  //  Posted by Installertodelete on May 15, 2014  //  Read more...

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...

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...

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 […]

News  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Jan 28, 2014  //  Read more...

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...

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 […]

Blogs, Development and Mitigation Policy  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Apr 23, 2013  //  Read more...

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

Equitable access to sustainable development: policy brief

This brief outlines a range of principles and criteria to ensure equitable access to sustainable development in the face of global climate change. Based on work by experts from Brazil, South Africa, India and China (BASIC countries) as a contribution to a broader debate, it proposes a reference framework based on science and fairness for […]

Briefs, Equity & Climate Negotiations  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Nov 27, 2012  //  download PDF