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Tag: Poverty

The (Missing) Link: Climate Change Mitigation and Poverty

This paper looks at the gaps between alleviating poverty and climate mitigation. It talks about why, even under conditions of extreme poverty, climate mitigation cannot be ignored. It also looks at why climate adaptation has tended to overshadow climate mitigation in anti-poverty strategies and shows the lack of a direct link between poverty thinking and mitigation action.

Development and Mitigation Policy, Outputs, Papers  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Aug 19, 2014  //  download PDF

DevMit Provocateur Briefing Report: Urban Poverty

Communities that are empowered with knowledge of their neighbourhood, supplemented with their own resources, are in a better position to negotiate their rights with government. Whether it be developmental or mitigation issues, building a strong voice and solidarity of the urban poor is key to a better environment globally. This brief is a reflection of […]

Briefs, Development and Mitigation Policy, Outputs  //  Posted by Installertodelete on May 20, 2014  //  download PDF

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 […]

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...

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...

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

COP18 side-event: poverty, climate change and knowledge institutions

Most of the world’s poor live in middle-income countries, which need to both mitigate emissions and adapt to the consequences of climate change. Climate action and poverty reduction continue to be seen as a trade-off. Innovative solutions, that can be customized and implemented at a local level, need to be found. This side event discusses […]

News  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Nov 29, 2012  //  Read more...

Reducing inequality and poverty while mitigating climate change: key challenges for research and practice in middle-income countries in Africa and Latin America

What is the relationship between emissions, inequality and poverty? Growing wealth supposedly correlates with increasing emissions. Rich countries are historically high in per capita emissions, whereas poor countries have low per capita emissions. African and Latin American non-Annex I countries rank high in the statistics of emissions intensity. Where are highly unequal middle-income countries in […]

Development and Mitigation Policy, Papers  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Nov 27, 2012  //  download PDF

Poverty and Climate Change Mitigation: A brief inspiration

Poverty and climate change mitigation are two concepts, which trouble policy makers and climate policy analysts, because they perceive them as conflicting public policy objectives. Poverty remains a pressing problem in many middle-income countries, where efforts for mitigating climate change become more urgent. Poverty alleviation often disappears as an explicit priority in the wider concepts […]

Development and Mitigation Policy, Papers  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Nov 27, 2012  //  download PDF

Energy Research Centre (UCT): open discussion on poverty

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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...

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

Mitigation and poverty: Colombia

At the COP17, the 5 MAPS Countries (Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and South Africa) presented their countries’ approach to mitigating climate change within a planning, policy and regulatory context. The event aimed to come to a clearer understanding of how developing countries can design mitigation actions that contribute to poverty alleviation.

Development and Mitigation Policy, Presentations  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Dec 2, 2011  //  download PDF

Mitigation and poverty: Peru

At the COP17, the 5 MAPS Countries (Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and South Africa) presented their countries’ approach to mitigating climate change within a planning, policy and regulatory context. The event aimed to come to a clearer understanding of how developing countries can design mitigation actions that contribute to poverty alleviation.

Development and Mitigation Policy, Presentations  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Dec 2, 2011  //  download PDF

Mitigation and poverty: Chile

At the COP17, the 5 MAPS countries presented their countries’ approach to mitigating climate change within a planning, policy and regulatory context. The event aimed to come to a clearer understanding of how developing countries can design mitigation actions that contribute to poverty alleviation.

Development and Mitigation Policy, Outputs, Presentations  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Dec 2, 2011  //  download PDF

Mitigation and Poverty: Brazil

At the COP17 the 5 MAPS Countries presented their countries’ approach to mitigating climate change within a planning, policy and regulatory context. The event aimed to come to a clearer understanding of how developing countries can design mitigation actions that contribute to poverty alleviation.

Development and Mitigation Policy, Presentations  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Dec 2, 2011  //  download PDF

COP17: Events

The 17th Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was held in Durban, South Africa from the 28th of November with negotiations concluding on 11th December 2011. MAPS hosted a number of events during COP17.

News  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Nov 26, 2011  //  Read more...