AIM – Actions for mitigation and impacts on South Africa’s sustainable development goals
Client: United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
Project leader at ERC: Britta Rennkamp
Project team at ERC: Britta Rennkamp, Anya Boyd, Tara Caetano, Wendy Engel, Anthony Dane, Holle Wlokas, Yusuf Coovadia (Master student at the Business School)
In this project, we analyse interventions for climate change mitigation and their contribution to the South African sustainable development goals. The research supports South Africa’s sustainable development planning efforts. The analyses create evidence on developmental impacts of several mitigation actions to support decision-making processes and implementation. Our case studies investigate electro-mobility, wind energy and solar-water heating. This research has been inspired by Mohan Munasinghe’s Action Impact Matrix (AIM) for sustainable development planning and our collaboration with his institute has been funded by UNITAR.
Outputs available for download
Research poster series on South African mitigation options and their contribution to the low carbon development goals:
Dane, A. 2013. The potential of electric vehicles to contribute to South Africa’s greenhouse gas emissions targets and other developmental objectives: How appropriate is the investment in electric vehicles as a NAMA?
Wlokas, HL & Ellis, C. 2013. Local employment through the low-pressure solar water heater roll-out in South Africa.