Developing countries exploring pathways to climate compatibility

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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...

Normalising apples and oranges: comparing trade offs for pro-poor mitigation actions

Recent work by MAPS researchers have focussed on understanding the multifaceted relationship between emissions, low carbon development, inequality and poverty alleviation. In this blog Anya Boyd explains the challenges of bringing together poverty, development and climate change and suggest a South African Mitigation Action impact Matrix to support informed decisions for South Africa. Imagine the […]

Blogs, Development and Mitigation Policy, Research Themes  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Mar 8, 2013  //  Read more...

India Country Study: Poverty and Low Carbon Development Strategies

India faces many development challenges. It has to lift 340 million people out of poverty, reduce the rural- urban disparities, address energy poverty and solve many other development issues. But India also needs to contribute in solving the climate change problem and take mitigation actions.

MAPS Approach, Country Insights & Results, Outputs, Papers, Research Themes  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Mar 8, 2013  //  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

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

Energy Research Centre (UCT): open discussion on poverty

News  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Jun 1, 2012  //  Read more...

Tech4Dev Conference: moving scientific research to operational implementation

The Technology for Sustainable Development conference is currently underway at the EPFL campus in Lausanne, Switzerland. The main themes are on role of development, partnerships and technologies in achieving sustainable development objectives. Practitioners and researchers have the opportunity to share experiences on diverse themes from energy, agriculture, waste and water to the role of stakeholder […]

News  //  Posted by Installertodelete on May 30, 2012  //  Read more...

Tech4Dev International Conference

The UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development, and the Cooperation & Development Center (CODEV) are hosting a conference on Technologies for Sustainable Development: A Way to Reduce Poverty, from the 29th to the 31 of May in Lausanne, Switzerland. The conference will focus on the following themes: Theme 1:”Appropriate Technology”? Needs and Participation Theme 2: […]

News  //  Posted by Installertodelete on May 28, 2012  //  Read more...

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.

Presentations  //  Posted by Installertodelete on May 7, 2012  //  download PDF

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.

Presentations  //  Posted by Installertodelete on May 7, 2012  //  download PDF

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 […]

Development and Mitigation Policy, Outputs, Papers  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Mar 29, 2012  //  download PDF