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Implementation Case Study- Energy and thermal efficiency in government-subsidised housing in South Africa

This research aims to isolate the factors that lead to implementation (or lack thereof) of interventions that may have an impact on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in developing countries. This case study is part of a series looking to collectively consider research on GHG mitigation action implementation by applying existing theoretical frameworks to examples […]

Implementation, Outputs, Papers, Research Themes  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Oct 19, 2015  //  download PDF

Implementation of the Cape Town Solar Water Heater (SWH) Policy

This paper explores the processes inside the City of Cape Town involved in failed implementation of the City-billing scheme and the eventual implementation of the Endorsement scheme, in order to illustrate and explore the challenges of implementation components of mitigation policy within the  context of a large metropolitan local government in South Africa. 

Implementation, Outputs, Papers  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Oct 19, 2015  //  download PDF

Implementation of the municipal energy efficiency and demand side management programme in South Africa

This research explores the drivers and experiences of implementation with respect to carbon mitigation policies and programmes. The research focuses on the case of the Energy Efficiency and Demand Side  Management (EEDSM) programme which targets the reduction of electricity consumption in municipalities, which are major consumers of electricity in South Africa. 

Implementation, Outputs, Papers  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Oct 19, 2015  //  download PDF

Understanding the implementation of the REIPPPP in South Africa: Using the 5C Protocol

The research aims to uncover key drivers and barriers that have contributed to or hindered the implementation of interventions with mitigation benefit in developing countries. . This case study examines the implementation of South Africa’s energy programme- the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP).

Implementation, Outputs, Papers  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Jul 7, 2015  //  download PDF

Unpacking Implementation: The case of the MyCiTi Bus Rapid Transit in Cape Town

This case study of the implementation of the MyCiTi Bus Rapid Transit system is one of a series of studies which seek to identify key drivers and barriers that have contributed to or hindered the implementation in developing countries of past or current interventions which have climate mitigation benefits. The objective of this research is […]

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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.

Briefs, Outputs, Tools, Methods & Models  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Mar 12, 2015  //  download PDF

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 […]

Outputs, Papers, Tools, Methods & Models  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Mar 9, 2015  //  download PDF

Climate change mitigation work within a multiple objectives frame: some insights from Conversations with South African development practitioners

The DevMit Forum, held in January 2014, brought a group of nine brave South African ‘development provocateurs’ into an academic conference of the international climate change mitigation community working in developing countries. The results of this experiment were somewhat uncomfortable, but simultaneously energising. The provocateurs held up a mirror to the climate mitigation community, showing […]

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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.

Papers, Tools, Methods & Models  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Jul 22, 2014  //  download PDF

Energy security in South Africa

This paper establishes broad framework for the analysis of energy security, and presents an analysis of South Africa’s energy security situation, arguing that the country is facing an energy security crisis.

Development and Mitigation Policy, Outputs, Papers  //  Posted by Installertodelete on May 23, 2014  //  download PDF

Mitigation actions: Understanding the variables that affect policy implementation

Mitigation actions are currently a source of both academic and ‘on-the-ground’ interest, especially as they arise within the UNFCCC context as Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs). Committing to action at the international level remains, however, an empty contribution to global mitigation efforts unless it is translated into domestic public policy interventions.

MAPS Approach, Country Insights & Results, Outputs, Papers  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Sep 25, 2013  //  download PDF

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...

Comparative analysis of mitigation actions in five developing countries

MAPS researchers recently published a ‘bottom-up’ comparative analysis of mitigation actions (MAs) in Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Peru and South Africa in the journal Climate and Development. They argue that MAs are driven by both developmental and climate objectives. Furthermore, MAs that directly address poverty and development seem to have a better chance of being implementation. […]

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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 […]

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Mitigation targets and actions at the UNFCCC Bangkok talks

At the UNFCCC climate negotiations starting in Bangkok this week, 30 August to 5 September 2012, there will be further workshops on mitigation. Some are about commitments, some are about targets for developed countries, and another about mitigation actions by developing countries. There are important issues for both: Workshop on developed country mitigation targets, or […]

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Trade and Climate Change: policy and economic implications for South Africa

Climate and trade issues lie at the intersection of two of the world’s most contested, delayed and important multilateral negotiations: climate change negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and international trade as regulated by the World Trade Organization (WTO). This paper considers two aspects of overlapping concern to the two […]

Development and Mitigation Policy, Outputs, Papers  //  Posted by Installertodelete on Dec 7, 2011  //  download PDF

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: 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

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.

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Research Lab

A ResearchLab was held in Lima, during the last week of September 2011, to enhance the interaction across between researchers and stakeholders by sharing initial experiences, lessons and thinking on the MAPS process in each country.

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