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Energy, environment and climate change: Current and recent projects

Deep decarbonisation pathways project – Phase 1

ERC worked with the international DDPP team to provide the initial Deep decarbonisation pathways South African Country Chapter for the Interim 2014 report to the UN Secretary-General. more detail


Deep decarbonisation pathways project – Phase 2

ERC is continuing work with the international DDPP team to provide a set of final deep decarbonisation pathways for South Africa for the DDPP Final 2015 report; ERC will produce a country report for South Africa more detail

The Political Economy Study will use the DDPP detailed South African Country Report as a basis and focus on embedding the quantitative modeling results, that are key results from the DDPP Phase 2, into a political and institutional context. - See more at: http://mig.erc.uct.ac.za/groups/eecc/current/eecc-ddpppe#sthash.jBG0dwIr.dpuf
The Political Economy Study will use the DDPP detailed South African Country Report as a basis and focus on embedding the quantitative modeling results, that are key results from the DDPP Phase 2, into a political and institutional context. - See more at: http://mig.erc.uct.ac.za/groups/eecc/current/eecc-ddpppe#sthash.jBG0dwIr.dpuf
The Political Economy Study will use the DDPP detailed South African Country Report as a basis and focus on embedding the quantitative modeling results, that are key results from the DDPP Phase 2, into a political and institutional context. - See more at: http://mig.erc.uct.ac.za/groups/eecc/current/eecc-ddpppe#sthash.jBG0dwIr.dpuf
Political Economy Study will use the DDPP detailed South African Country Report as a basis and focus on embedding the quantitative mode - See more at: http://mig.erc.uct.ac.za/groups/eecc/current/eecc-ddpppe#sthash.jBG0dwIr.dpuf


Deep decarbonisation pathways project: Political economy

The Political economy study will use the DDPP detailed South African Country Report as a basis and focus on embedding the quantitative modeling results into a political and institutional context more detail


Climate change mitigation and poverty reduction – Trade-offs or win-win situations?

Looks at how to reduce emissions and poverty at the same time, analyse the relationship between them in three developing countries more detail


Mitigation action plans and scenarios

A major collaboration amongst developing countries, seeking to establish the evidence base for long-term transition to robust economies that are both carbon-efficient and climate-resilient more detail


Successful energy innovation in South Africa and around the world

Assess what lessons can be learned from international experiences in energy innovation and the commercialisation of energy technologies to inform national R&D and innovation policy for the energy sector more detail


Swaziland mitigations options analysis

This consultancy will prepare a national report on measures to mitigate climate change from the key greenhouse gas emissions sectors and compile information related to existing mitigation actions more detail


Modelling the implications of socio-economic development of mitigation actions by developing countries

On this project, five research institutions in developing countries made an undertaking to develop sophisticated models needed to answer policy relevant questions on the implications of mitigation action within their respective countries. more detail


Research into the feasibility of mitigation action plans and scenarios (MAPS) in Africa

The focus of this project is a scoping study for a possible African-focused Mitigation Action Plans and Scenarios (MAPS) programme. This project will evaluate the feasibility of a full MAPS Africa engagement over a three-year programme. more detail


AIM – Actions for mitigation and impacts on South Africa’s sustainable development goals

Analysing interventions for climate change mitigation and their contribution to the South African sustainable development goals. more detail


Estimating effective carbon prices in South Africa

Analysis of the current instruments for carbon pricing in the energy and transport sector and their impacts on the pulp and paper and cement industries as well as households. more detail


Carbon budget methods for South Africa

Considers the method by which carbon budgets (CB) can be defined for major sectors and sub-sectors in South Africa. more detail


Measurement and performance tracking

The goal is to to build capacity and promote shared perspectives and readiness among key stakeholders on the design and implementation of credible systems to make mitigation actions by developing countries measurable, reportable and verifiable. more detail


Developing country participation in addressing climate change

Analysing issues and options for implementing NAMAs: International project focuses on country specific research from Brazil, South Africa, India and China on issues associated with the identification and implementation of NAMAs. more detail


UNITAR Phase 2

Transport energy, emissions and policy: Understanding transport energy needs serious attention, as emissions from transport are the third-largest sector. This project seeks to meet that need.  more detail