Sustainable development policies and measures: Institutional issues and electrical efficiency in South Africa Climate Policy

 

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dc.contributor.author Winkler, H
dc.contributor.author Howells, M
dc.contributor.author Baumert, K
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-28T07:06:39Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-28T07:06:39Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Winkler, H., Howells, M., & Baumert, K. (2007). Sustainable development policies and measures: institutional issues and electrical efficiency in South Africa. Climate Policy, 7(3), 212-229. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1469-3062 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16588
dc.identifier.uri http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14693062.2007.9685650
dc.description.abstract An innovative approach is introduced for helping developing countries to make their development more sustainable, and also to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as a co-benefit. Such an approach is proposed as part of the multilateral framework on climate change. The concept of sustainable development policies and measures (SD-PAMs) is outlined, making clear that it is distinct from many other approaches in starting from development rather than explicit climate targets. The potential of SD-PAMs is illustrated with a case-study of energy efficiency in South Africa, drawing on energy modelling for the use of electricity in industry. The results show multiple benefits both for local sustainable development and for mitigating global climate change. The benefits of industrial energy efficiency in South Africa include significant reductions in local air pollutants; improved environmental health; creation of additional jobs; reduced electricity demand; and delays in new investments in electricity generation. The co-benefit of reducing GHG emissions could result in a reduction of as much as 5% of SA’s total projected energy CO2 emissions by 2020. Institutional support and policy guidance is needed at both the international and national level to realize the potential of SD-PAMs. This analysis demonstrates that if countries begin to act early to move towards greater sustainability, they will also start to bend the curve of their emissions path. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en_ZA
dc.source Climate Policy en_ZA
dc.source.uri http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/tcpo20#.Vqm5wPl97IU
dc.subject.other sustainable development
dc.subject.other public policies
dc.subject.other policy instruments
dc.subject.other developing countries
dc.subject.other energy efficiency
dc.title Sustainable development policies and measures: Institutional issues and electrical efficiency in South Africa Climate Policy en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2016-01-28T06:55:40Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords sustainable development en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords public policies en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords policy instruments developing countries en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords energy efficiency en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords South Africa en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords mitigation en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords economic development en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.publisher.department Energy Research Centre en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Winkler, H., Howells, M., & Baumert, K. (2007). Sustainable development policies and measures: Institutional issues and electrical efficiency in South Africa Climate Policy. <i>Climate Policy</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16588 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Winkler, H, M Howells, and K Baumert "Sustainable development policies and measures: Institutional issues and electrical efficiency in South Africa Climate Policy." <i>Climate Policy</i> (2007) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16588 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Winkler H, Howells M, Baumert K. Sustainable development policies and measures: Institutional issues and electrical efficiency in South Africa Climate Policy. Climate Policy. 2007; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16588. en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - Winkler, H AU - Howells, M AU - Baumert, K AB - An innovative approach is introduced for helping developing countries to make their development more sustainable, and also to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as a co-benefit. Such an approach is proposed as part of the multilateral framework on climate change. The concept of sustainable development policies and measures (SD-PAMs) is outlined, making clear that it is distinct from many other approaches in starting from development rather than explicit climate targets. The potential of SD-PAMs is illustrated with a case-study of energy efficiency in South Africa, drawing on energy modelling for the use of electricity in industry. The results show multiple benefits both for local sustainable development and for mitigating global climate change. The benefits of industrial energy efficiency in South Africa include significant reductions in local air pollutants; improved environmental health; creation of additional jobs; reduced electricity demand; and delays in new investments in electricity generation. The co-benefit of reducing GHG emissions could result in a reduction of as much as 5% of SA’s total projected energy CO2 emissions by 2020. Institutional support and policy guidance is needed at both the international and national level to realize the potential of SD-PAMs. This analysis demonstrates that if countries begin to act early to move towards greater sustainability, they will also start to bend the curve of their emissions path. DA - 2007 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town J1 - Climate Policy LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2007 SM - 1469-3062 T1 - Sustainable development policies and measures: Institutional issues and electrical efficiency in South Africa Climate Policy TI - Sustainable development policies and measures: Institutional issues and electrical efficiency in South Africa Climate Policy UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16588 ER - en_ZA


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