Mitigation Action Plans and Scenarios
Cape Town, South Africa
Mitigation Action Plans and Scenarios (MAPS) is a collaboration amongst developing countries to establish the evidence base for long-term transition to robust economies that are both carbon efficient and climate resilient. In this way MAPS contributes to ambitious climate change mitigation that aligns economic development with poverty alleviation. Central to MAPS is the way it combines research and stakeholder interest with policy and planning. Our participative process engages stakeholders from all sectors within participating countries and partners them with the best indigenous and international research. MAPS grew out of the experience of the Government mandated Long Term Mitigation Scenarios (LTMS) process that took place in South Africa between 2005 and 2008. The LTMS, with its home-grown stakeholder-driven approach, its reliance on scenarios and the rigour of its research and modelling were key to its approach. The LTMS informed South Africa’s position for Copenhagen and is the base of much of our domestic climate change policy.
Areas of focus
Data notesRating of data accuracy (find out more): Imported
Data sources consulted: Think tank list