Developing countries exploring pathways to climate compatibility

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Economy-wide implications of a carbon tax in the Chilean electricity generation sector

Certain mitigation actions will act as an economic shock to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth path. This policy brief examines the economy-wide implications of applying a carbon tax to the country’s electricity generation section. The report evaluates carbon taxes of US$10, US$20, US$30, US$40 and US$50 per ton of carbon dioxide equivalents (US$/tCO2 […]

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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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Agroforestry systems as CER providers: an analysis for the Peruvian Amazon region

This policy brief considers the findings of a modelling process carried out by the Instituto de Investigación de la Amazonía Peruana (IIAP) team, which compares the economic value of timber felling practices in agroforestry plots in Peru, with the potential financial benefits of using global carbon trading mechanisms to compensate the country for projects which […]

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Socio economic implications of mitigation in the power sector including carbon taxes

This policy brief presents the linked modelling framework that was used to investigate the possible social and economic implications of a carbon tax, as well mitigation strategy which  favours increasing the contribution of renewable energy to the country’s energy mix and summaries some the results.

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Linking Sectoral Models: Agroforestry Systems as CER providers: An analysis for the Peruvian amazon region

This paper examines agroforestry systems as certified emissions reductions for the Peruvian Amazon region. It describes the findings of a modeling-based research, which compares the economic value of timber felling practices in agroforestry plots in Peru, with the potential financial benefits of using global carbon trading mechanisms

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Brazilian Mitigation Scenarios Beyond 2020: Modelling and Methodologies

The aim of this study was to build capacity in the development of tools for the analysis of the macroeconomic impacts of introducing measures to mitigate emissions of greenhouse gases such as carbon tax and cap and trade scheme. The study is based on the integration of bottom-up with top-down models. The associated brief shows […]

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Economy-Wide Implications of a Carbon Tax in the Chilean Electricity Generation Sector

This paper aims to analyse the economy-wide implications of a carbon tax applied on the Chilean electricity generation sector as it will act as an economic shock to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth path. In order to get an answer to this, both energy sectoral model and dynamic stochastic generally equilibrium (DSGE) model […]

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Modelling the socio economic implications of mitigation in Colombia

Some developing countries are implementing measures to deviate its emissions patterns. This paper uses a methodological approach to assess the socio-economic implications of some of these potential measures, to evaluate the Colombian case. The main finding is that a carbon tax does not affect significantly the macroeconomic indicators and yet reached important abatements, especially if […]

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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 […]

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Information for a developmental approach to mitigation: Linking sectoral and economy-wide models for Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and South Africa

This paper reports on modelling approaches that provide information to answer policy-relevant questions in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and South Africa. The analysis informs different country contexts; energy-related green house gas (GHG) emissions currently dominate in Chile and South Africa, while those due to agriculture, forestry and land-use (AFOLU) are historically more important in Brazil, […]

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MAPS Chile Scenario Building Team meeting (English)

The 5th Scenario Building Team meeting was held during the first week of August over a day and a half and covered assumptions for modelling the 2013 – 2050 baseline and mitigation measures that will be considered in the various scenarios. The meeting was attended by 30 consultants, more the 40 Scenario Building Team members […]

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Selection of Long-Range Energy Systems Modelling Platforms: The MAPS Chile experience

This paper is part of a series that aims to support stakeholders and research groups in the selection of long-range energy systems modelling platforms, to inform decision making for public policy options compatible with national development goals. This paper builds on the MAPS Chile experience.

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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.

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AFOLU Lab

MAPS held a workshop on agriculture, forestry and land-use (AFOLU) from 24-27 March 2014. The AFOLU Lab was a follow-up of the workshops on agriculture (AgriLab, 2012) and land-use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF Lab, 2012), which focused on modelling approaches used in these sectors. The objective of the workshop was to share experiences between MAPS […]

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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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Co-benefits Lab Factsheet

The Co-benefits lab brought together 27 experts from 10 countries in Bogota, Colombia from the 6-9th of May 2013 to exchange, discuss and develop new ideas around the socio-economic co-benefits of mitigation actions (co-benefits) in the MAPS context. Representatives from all four MAPS countries (Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru) were present. Keynote speakers from India, Brazil […]

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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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Econ Lab 2: From the modellers' mouths

From the modellers’ mouths: Feedback from Econ Lab 2 on establishing best practice in linking sectoral and economy-wide models and feeding modelling outputs into MAPS country processes.

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Modelling the divide: Development and climate change in Copacabana

Rio, or rather the tourist precincts of Ipanema and Copacabana, is a place that seems to be much as you left it. People kicking back, beach bars and lots of vital looking citizens of all ages exercising with purpose. Brazilians in general do things with purpose. Of course one is dimly aware that Rio is […]

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Ensuring consistency in multi-Sector energy and emissions Models

This brief explains how modellers and users of multi-sector energy models can ensure consistent application of system rules, conservation of quantities, and adherence to logic in their work.  

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Review of linked modelling of low-carbon development, mitigation and its full costs and benefits

Modelling is vital for developing low carbon development plans and strategies that are consistent with national circumstances. Models identify the mitigation policy instruments and measures needed ‘to ensure global benefits at the lowest possible costs. Numerous models and modelling approaches available to answer different policy questions; each with their own set of advantages and limitations. Often, a […]

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Guidelines for the selection of Long-Range Energy Systems Modelling Platforms to support MAPS processes

Setting achievable GHG mitigation targets requires the systematic analysis of potential mitigation actions to quantify the implication of each action, in terms of its benefits and costs. This is done with the help of models. There are a multitude of modelling platforms and approaches available, each with its strengths and weaknesses, and they can be […]

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Technical support paper: Marginal abatement cost curves

This paper explains different approaches to using Marginal Abatement Cost (MAC) curves as a mitigation decision tool. It also demonstrates appropriate interpretation of MAC curves through illustrated examples

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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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Energy modelling for the transport sector: a summary of the SATIM methodology

The South African TIMES model (SATIM) has been developed to look at the opportunities and costs of reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs) in South Africa. This technical brief presents a overview of the SATIM transport sector methodology.

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Energy modelling for the agricultural sector: a summary of the SATIM model methodology

The South African TIMES model (SATIM) has been developed to look at the opportunities and costs of reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs) in South Africa. This technical brief presents a overview of the SATIM agricultural sector methodology.

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Energy modelling for the residential sector: a summary of the SATIM methodology

The South African TIMES model (SATIM) has been developed to look at the opportunities and costs of reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs) in South Africa. This technical brief presents a overview of the SATIM residential sector methodology.

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Energy modelling for liquid fuels / gas supply: a summary of the SATIM methodology

The South African TIMES model (SATIM) has been developed to look at the opportunities and costs of reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs) in South Africa. This technical brief presents a overview of the SATIM liquid fuels and gas supply sector methodology.

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Energy modelling for the commercial sector: a summary of the SATIM methodology

The South African TIMES model (SATIM) has been developed to look at the opportunities and costs of reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs) in South Africa. This technical brief presents a overview of the SATIM methodology for the commercial sector.

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Energy modelling for the industrial sector: a summary of the SATIM methodology

The South African TIMES model (SATIM) has been developed to look at the opportunities and costs of reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs) in South Africa. This technical brief presents a overview of the SATIM industrial sector methodology.

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Energy modelling for the electricity supply sector: a summary of the SATIM methodology

The South African TIMES model (SATIM) has been developed to look at the opportunities and costs of reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs) in South Africa. This technical brief presents a overview of the SATIM electricity supply sector methodology.

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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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The challenges of linking sectoral and economy-wide models

In order to provide rigorous information on the economy-wide socio-economic implications of mitigation action, MAPS teams linked bottom-up sector-based and economic models. This brief highlights some of the technical issues arising in linking models for use in policy analysis. It also shares some of the approaches that have been explored by the research teams.

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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 […]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Econ Lab 2012

(May 2012) The objective of the Econ Lab was to discuss the means, tools and approaches with which to assess socio-economic implications of climate mitigation scenarios. The discussion informed methodologies to assess socio-economic variables within the respective MAPS country processes and consequences (pros, cons and limitations) and contributed to country-specific research agendas to develop a […]

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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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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 […]

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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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Agri Lab: livestock modelling

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 context of the MAPS country processes.

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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.

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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 […]

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Agri Lab: South Africa's LTMS

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 context of the MAPS country processes.

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Agri Lab: Colombia

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 context of the MAPS country processes.

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Agri Lab: Chile

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 context of the MAPS country processes.

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