Electricity supply options, sustainable development and climate change priorities: case studies for South Africa

 

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dc.contributor.author Winkler, Harald
dc.contributor.author Mwakasonda, Stanford
dc.contributor.author Garg, Amit
dc.contributor.author Halsnaes, Kirsten
dc.contributor.author Mukheibir, Pierre
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-05T11:22:21Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-05T11:22:21Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Winkler, H.; Mukheibir, P.; Mwakasonda, S.; Garg, A. & Halsnaes, K. (2007) Electricity supply options, sustainable development and climate change priorities: case studies for South Africa. UNEP Risoe Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development, Roskilde, Denmark. en_ZA
dc.identifier.isbn 978-87-550-3629-1 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16813
dc.description.abstract This report summarizes the results of the Projecting future energy demand: Balancing development, energy and climate priorities in large developing economies project that has been managed by the UNEP Risø Centre on behalf of UNEP DTIE. The project, sponsored by UNEP, is a partnership between the UNEP Risø Centre and centers of excellence in South Africa, China, India and Brazil. The focus of this report is on the energy sector policies that mainstream climate interests within development choices. The country study results for future energy and environment projections that are included in this report are backed by intensive economy-energy-environment modeling by the Energy Research Centre at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, wherein general scenario analysis of the energy sector explores some policies in more depth. The report argues that starting from development objectives is critical to mitigation efforts in developing countries. Instead of defining local benefits as ancillary to mitigation, reductions of GHG emissions should be seen as the co-benefits of policies that drive local sustainable development. A development-focused approach seems more likely to be implemented than the imposition of GHG targets by the international community—especially as South Africa has adopted development targets such as the Millennium Development Goals and promoted the Johannesburg Plan of Action. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher Magnum Custom Publishing en_ZA
dc.subject Electricity Supply Options en_ZA
dc.subject Sustainable Development en_ZA
dc.subject Climate Change en_ZA
dc.subject.other Sustainable development
dc.subject.other Climatic changes
dc.subject.other Greenhouse gas mitigation
dc.title Electricity supply options, sustainable development and climate change priorities: case studies for South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Book en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2016-02-03T08:49:35Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Book en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Energy Research Centre en_ZA
dc.publisher.location New Delhi, India en_ZA
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