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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...

This was different: The MAPS Programme and southern climate mitigation practices as ‘southern theory’

The paper asks whether the MAPS Programme can be considered a case of southern planning theorising at work and if it can, then what makes it so. In order to do this, it describes first the key intentions and methodological traits of the Programme that were identified by participants as remarkable, unusual or valuable in […]

MAPS Approach, Country Insights & Results, Outputs, Papers, Research Themes  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Dec 7, 2015  //  download PDF

Building Institutional Capacities for Climate Change Policy Formulation in Developing Countries: The Case of MAPS Chile

This study analyses the MAPS-Chile project from a processes perspective which emphasises decisions, strategic and methodological actions that articulate the relation and interaction between the various institutions and stakeholders involved. It builds on existing literature and develops a framework for the analysis from the perspective of sociology of science and technology. This paper is part […]

MAPS Approach, Country Insights & Results, Outputs, Papers, Research Themes  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Dec 7, 2015  //  download PDF

An overview of the analytical results of MAPS

This paper documents the analytical results of the four MAPS processes in Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru. It focuses on the information built around emissions reference cases, emission reduction opportunities, potentials and costs and on the socioeconomic impacts of the mitigation actions and scenarios. A general comparative analysis of the results is presented where possible, […]

MAPS Approach, Country Insights & Results, Outputs, Papers, Research Themes  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Dec 7, 2015  //  download PDF

The Institutionalisation of Climate Policy in India

The Institutionalisation of Climate Policy in India, Designing a Development-Focused, Co-Benefits Based Approach, working paper, seeks to analyse the evolution of India’s climate institutions

News, Outputs, Papers  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Aug 18, 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

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

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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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

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 […]

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Mitigation Potential in the Agriculture Sector: The case of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and South Africa

This paper examines the socio-economic importance of the agriculture sector in six emerging economies (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and South Africa) and compares their GHG emissions profiles.

MAPS Approach, Country Insights & Results, Outputs, Papers, Research Themes  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Apr 29, 2014  //  download PDF

Mitigation Actions Country Study: Argentina

This study seeks to understand how mitigation actions are approached and conceptualised in Argentina. It describes how the country defines and identifies mitigation actions. It also maps the general policy context, the institutions that have been focusing on mitigation actions to date, and the initiatives underway in the country to further structure approaches to mitigation […]

MAPS Approach, Country Insights & Results, Outputs, Papers  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Mar 20, 2014  //  download PDF

A co-benefits approach to development-climate practice

An excellent article on applying a co-benefits approach is a must-read for all interested in development-climate practice. Navroz Dubash and three co-authors give a practical account of methodologies that help address multiple objectives – in this case, growth, inclusion and environment.  The article examines the literature on sophisticated techniques of multi-criteria analysis, and then applies […]

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Re-imagining science-politics interaction

From August to October MAPS is hosting a virtual Visualisation Lab aimed at equipping MAPS practitioners to effectively communicate technical modeling and process outputs to a wider audience through the use of different visualisation tools and technologies. This blog is adapted from the first Lab presentation. It’s no coincidence that we are grappling with questions […]

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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...

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 2013

Co-benefits Lab 2013 MAPS team members from Latin America, India and South Africa met in Bogotá, Colombia, to explore the developmental co-benefits associated with mitigation actions. Central to the work done was the sharing of tools to assess co-benefits.  

MAPS Approach, Country Insights & Results  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Jul 1, 2013  //  Read more...

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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Leadership Lab

MAPS will be bringing together Project Leads, Lead Facilitators and Research Leads from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru, to reflect and share lessons on experiences from the country launches, first scenario building meetings, and work done in the countries to date.

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Facing climate change: Building South Africa's strategy

When it comes to Climate Change the gap between what we are doing and what we need to do is vast. Developing a plan to get us from where we are to where we need to be is now one of the most important taks of modern society. In this, South Africa was an early […]

Books, MAPS Approach, Country Insights & Results  //  Posted by Installertodelete on May 27, 2013  //  download PDF

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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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...

LAC Facilitators Training Course

 The Facilitators Training Course organised by MAPS and the LEDS GP, was held in Chile in January 2013. The objective of the training was to capacitate mid-career professionals with the skills necessary to facilitate national and/or sub-national processes that through a combination of research, modelling, and stakeholder input, produce an evidence base for GHG mitigation and […]

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Econ Lab: workshop brief

Computer modelling programs are a useful tool to draw up scenarios which illustrate the possible outcomes of different emissions reduction actions. The objectives of the Econ Lab were for researchers and modellers to consider the wide range of models available for this purpose; combining different models for more complex projections; and overcoming difficulties arising from […]

Briefs, Tools, Methods & Models  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Nov 27, 2012  //  download PDF

Renewable Energy: Made in Brazil

Brazilians love their flag, which successfully works as a label for products made in Brazil. Rubber sandals, beach towels, coffee cups, sports gear, caipirinha shots…Almost everything sells better with a Brazilian tag on it. Does this include wind turbines? Localization in the renewable energy industries is a hot topic in Brazil at the moment. The […]

Blogs, MAPS Approach, Country Insights & Results  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Oct 31, 2012  //  Read more...

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

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.

Outputs, Presentations, Research Themes  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Sep 19, 2012  //  download PDF

Econ Lab 2012: horses for courses

There are a number of complex models that researchers can use to assess the socio-economic implications of mitigation actions and it is important that they choose the one that’s best suited to the specific task at hand. As noted by Prof. Rob Davies, an economist and research associate with the Human Sciences Research Council in […]

Blogs, Tools, Methods & Models  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Sep 6, 2012  //  Read more...

MAPS as a transformational process

Kate Hampton, Executive Director of the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), in conversation with Stefan Raubenheimer, discusses using MAPS as long term transformational processes for climate compatible development and the need for creating a common language and tools in climate change decision making.

MAPS Approach, Country Insights & Results, Videos  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Dec 9, 2011  //  Watch Video

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

Mitigation Actions Country Study: Brazil

This study seeks to understand how mitigation actions (MAs) are approached and conceptualized in Brazil. It describes how the country defines and identifies MAs. It also maps the general policy context, the institutions that have been focusing on MAs to date, and the initiatives underway in the country to further structure approaches to MAs.

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

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Mitigation Actions Country Study: South Africa

The country study aims to deepen our understanding of mitigation activity in South Africa, particularly with regard to how the country approaches, describes and defines mitigation actions. It considers three main areas of enquiry from a bottom-up methodological perspective: first, what is a South African Mitigation Action (SAMA)? Second, what are the barriers and challenges […]

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

Mitigation actions country study: Peru

The main purpose of this study is to understand and explore the concept of mitigation actions in Peru, how they are defined and identified, and issues related to their development. The study is divided in two parts: the first analyzes the country specific approach to mitigation actions, and the second analyzes a particular example of […]

MAPS Approach, Country Insights & Results, Outputs, Papers, Research Themes  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Jun 30, 2011  //  download PDF