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Report on the nationally determined contributions survey conducted by the Nairobi Framework Partnership in 2016United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, 2017Countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean urgently need financial support to green their power sectors and thereby implement their national climate action plans under the Paris Climate Change Agreement.Document
Low Carbon Development Strategies: A primer on framing nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) in Developing CountriesUNEP Risø Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development, 2011UNEP and UNEP Risø Centre are engaged in providing financial and technical support to a number of countries working on Low Carbon Development Strategies (LCDS) and piloting Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs).DocumentClimate and Development Knowledge Network, 2014Shifting the global economy onto a 2°C trajectory implies a rapid shift of existing investment patterns and far reaching transformation in technology, infrastructure and practises, including the adoption of new financing and business models.DocumentAgence française de développement, 2016The phenomenon of accelerated urbanization of emerging and developing economies is a potential source of harmful environmental impacts on people’s well-being. Major negative effects can especially be expected on the climate, possibly compromising, in the long run, large-scale local economic development.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
Transitions to Renewable Energy in Industrializing Countries A comparative case study of the Indian states Maharashtra and Tamil NaduFridtjof Nansen Institute, 2015A key challenge for future climate change mitigation efforts will be to ensure that industrializing countries make a successful transition from a fossil-heavy energy system to a more sustainable one, where renewable eDocumentInternational Energy Agency, 2015This report assesses the effect of recent low-carbon energy developments and the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) proposed so far.DocumentIndira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, India, 2008For over two decades, scientific and political communities have debated whether and how to act on climate change. The present paper revisits these debates and synthesizes the longstanding arguments. Firstly, it provides an overview of the development of international climate policy and discusses clashing positions represented by sceptics and supporters of action on climate change.DocumentCouncil on Energy, Environment and Water, 2015This policy brief argues that the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) present an important opportunity for India to showcase its climate leadership through the communication of its past, present and future ambitions in the climate arena. As leadership in climate change has not been forthcoming from some of the largest emitters.DocumentChinese Academy for Environmental Planning, 2010The increased demand for energy in China has generated concomitant increase of carbon emissions, which poses an unprecedented challenge to China’s, and even global, sustainable development. In this paper, from the perspective of provincial carbon emissions, the authors analyse China’s carbon emissions changes during 1997-2007 based on the index decomposition analysis method.