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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

The Long Term Mitigation Scenarios: a decade later

The Long Term Mitigation Scenario (LTMS) process was an innovative and significant South African initiative conducted between 2006-8 in the emerging policy area of climate change mitigation.   It was the first interpretation of international climate mitigation policy in a domestic developing country context, combining a participative stakeholder process and rigorous technical analysis to identify what […]

Blogs, Outputs  //  Posted by Installertodelete on May 27, 2015  //  Read more...

Taking action on climate change: Long term mitigation scenarios for South Africa

Making a just transition to a low-carbon economy and society is one of the most difficult challenges globally. In South Africa, which needs to address poverty and inequality, reducing greenhouse gas emissions presents a daunting challenge.  Nonetheless, the South African government initiated a process to develop long term mitigation scenarios. These were based on rigorous […]

Books, Outputs  //  Posted by Installertodelete on May 27, 2013  //  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

LTMS: Researcher stakeholder interaction

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

MAPS Approach, Country Insights & Results, Videos  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Oct 23, 2012  //  Watch Video

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.

Videos  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Oct 23, 2012  //  Watch Video

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: […]

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PlanCC Launch: Marta Torres Speech

Marta Torres, Research Coordinator of the South African MAPS Team, speaking at the launch of PlanCC launch in Lima. Marta, gave background on the South African Long Term Mitigation Scenarios (LTMS) process which gave rise to the idea of a MAPS Programme in developing countries.

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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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South Africa's Long Term Mitigation Scenarios: Background

Stefan Raubenheimer speaks about how the South African Long Term Mitigation Scenarios came about and inspired the MAPS Programme.

MAPS Approach, Country Insights & Results, Videos  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Nov 26, 2011  //  Watch Video