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Disabling the steering wheel? National and international actors' climate change mitigation strategies in Latin AmericaGerman Institute of Global and Area Studies, 2015The Latin American region holds important potential for mitigation and has a long‐standing tradition of crafting policies and drafting legislation on climate change. This article addresses the question of how Brazil, Costa Rica, and Colombia came to decide on their climate change mitigation strategies, which are based on market‐oriented policies.Document
The contribution of low-carbon cities to South Africa's greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals: briefing on urban energy use and greenhouse gas emissionsStockholm Environment Institute, 2015South Africa is ranked among the world’s top 12 largest carbon dioxide (CO2) emitters, largely due to dependence on plentiful coal for electricity generation and an energy-intensive industrial and mining sector. Under the Copenhagen Accord, South Africa committed to cut emissions by 34% from business as usual (BAU) by 2020, and by 42% by 2025.Document
Integrating mitigation and adaptation in climate and land use policies in Brazil: a policy document analysisCentre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, 2016Brazil has taken the lead in climate policy design and implementation in Latin America with the adoption of the National Plan on Climate Change (PNMC) in 2008 and its climate change law, the National Policy on Climate Change, in 2009.DocumentThe Mercator Institute for China Studies, 2015China’s new-found willingness to integrate its national climate policies into international climate negotiations is arguably the single most momentous development in international climate politics in recent times. It removes one of the major stumblingblocks of past climate negotiations.Document
A greener dragon? Climate change lessons and opportunities for cooperation between China and AustraliaCentre for Defence and Strategic Studies, 2016China’s commitment to climate change mitigation is an important economic issue for Australia.DocumentAsian Development Bank, 2016Southeast Asia is one of the most vulnerable regions of the world to climate change. In the absence of climate action, the region will be increasingly exposed to hotter temperatures, more destructive storms, greater flooding in some areas, and more droughts in others.DocumentEcofys, 2016Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) have continued to show steady growth in proposals over the past six months, while financing remains limited and implementation lags behind. This is one of the findings of the NAMA Status Report mid-year update which has been launched at the Bonn UN Climate Conference.DocumentEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2014The publications presented in this Spotlight cover some of the key issues related to city-level climate change mitigation and adaptation in Latin America, with a particular focus on: the prominent role of cities in Latin America; city-level climate mitigation and adaptation in Latin America; greenhouse gas inventories; waste; transportation; disaster preparedness; health; and poverty.Document2016An analysis of technology needs and requirements for St.Kitts and Nevis is performed. This technology need assessment utilises the United Nations Development Programme methodology and address adaptation and mitigation issues.DocumentInternational Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (World Conservation Union), 2015This report represents an update to the content of the ‘2008 Training Manual on Gender and Climate Change’, produced by the International Union of Conservation of Nature and partners. However, it should not be regarded as a training manual in and of itself; the target audience is wide, from policymakers to grassroots practitioners.