Michael Boulle joined the Energy, Environment and Climate Change Group in December 2012. Prior to this he completed his MPhil in Energy and Development Studies at the ERC, whilst doing an internship through the UNITAR Climate Change programme at the ERC.
MPhil Energy and Development Studies, Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town (2013), BSc and BSc Honours, Geography, Rhodes University (2007 & 8).
Current research interests
Michael’s research interests are primarily centred around climate change and development in developing countries, with a focus on investigating the relationship between mitigation and development and poverty alleviation. This includes work on the Mitigation Action Plans and Scenarios (MAPS Programme), the adaptation-mitigation nexus, low carbon development strategies, nationally appropriate mitigations actions (NAMAs), and MRV. His research is also concerned with the issue of implementation, and particularly the gap between policy and implementation.
Montedonico, M, Boulle, M, Rahlao, S, Dubeaux, C, Pereira, A, Carlino, H, Gutierrex, ME, Gonzales-Zuniga, S, Mendieta, MP, and Calderon, S. 2014. A review of the adaptation-mitigation integration potential from a policy perspective in MAPS countries.
MPhil Dissertation (UCT, 2013): ‘The role of bicycles and bicycle empowerment centres in improving the mobility and livelihoods of the poor, and assisting with low-carbon development in Cape Town’
Prasad, G, Boulle, M, Boyd, A, Rahlao, S, Wlokas, H and Yaholnitsky, I. 2012. Energy, water and climate change in Southern Africa: What are the issues that need further investment and research? http://www.erc.uct.ac.za/Research/publications/12-Prasad-Energy_water_climate_change.pdf