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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.Document
India’s energy and climate policy: can India meet the challenge of industrialization and climate change?Brookings Institution, 2016Within the energy and climate debate perhaps no issue is more contentious than the degree to which emerging economies should rely only on non-fossil fuel resources and energy efficiency to meet their growing energy demand.DocumentBulletin of the World Health Organization : the International Journal of Public Health, 2016Anthropogenic climate change appears to be increasing the frequency, duration and intensity of extreme weather events. Such events have already had substantial impacts on socioeconomic development and population health.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.OrganisationMERICS is a Berlin-based institute for contemporary and practical research into China that Stiftung Mercator set up as a central forum for engagement with China in Germany, thereby laying the foundDocumentBrookings Institution, 2009U.S.-China relations have evolved and grown enormously since the Nixon visit to Beijing in 1972. But despite this progress, underlying mutual distrust over long-term intentions has grown and can over time make mutual antagonism a self-fulfilling prophecy.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.DocumentIPE Global Centre for Knowledge & Development, 2015The Knowledge Partnership Programme (KPP) has facilitated mutual sharing and exchange of development solutions through knowledge, experience, technology, investment, information to explore and showcase India's success in meeting development challenges in terms of policy and practice.DocumentWorld Trade Organization, 2016India and Africa's partnership has entered a new era. Close political relationships are being invigorated by a flourishing tradeand investment relationship. This new trade and investment relationship could be crucial in the struggle to lift millions out ofpoverty.