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Expert Workshop on Meeting the Development Goals while Mitigating Climate Change: A South African Mitigation Action Impact Matrix

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Expert Workshop on Meeting the Development Goals while Mitigating Climate Change: A South African Mitigation Action Impact Matrix

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Type:
Training Event
Location:
Cape Town, South Africa
Date:
4 Mar 2013
Duration of event:
1 Days
Programme Area:
Environment, Climate Change
Specific Target Audience:
No
Price:
No Fee
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English

This event is organized as part of the project Capacity Development for Adaptation to Climate Change & GHG Mitigation in Non-Annex I Countries (C3D+) which seeks to improve the capacity of research and training institutions in developing countries to support climate change adaptation and mitigation action.

This event discusses South Africa’s trade-offs between investments in future electricity technologies and their potential impacts on the country’s development goals. In particular, researchers from the Energy Research Centre of the University of Cape Town aim to develop a South African ‘Mitigation Action Impact Matrix’ on the basis of Mohan Munasinghe’s Action Impact Matrix (AIM).

The C3D+ project brings together nine organizations located in developing countries from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Pacific and the Caribbean, to collectively form a knowledge and capacity development network, where each centre contributes its specialized experience to develop and apply tools and methodologies to support decision-making for climate change adaptation and mitigation.

The project is coordinated by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) with financial support provided by the European Commission and the Austrian Development Agency. Supplementary resources are provided by the Government of Switzerland to UNITAR for climate change capacity development activities.

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