Reducing inequality and poverty while mitigating climate change: key challenges for research and practice in middle-income countries in Africa and Latin America

 

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dc.contributor.author Rennkamp, Britta
dc.contributor.author Moyo, Alfred
dc.contributor.author Wills, William
dc.contributor.author Grottera, Carolina
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-08T13:22:55Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-08T13:22:55Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Rennkamp, B; Moyo, A; Wills, W & Grottera, C. (2012). Reducing inequality and poverty while mitigating climate change: key challenges for research and practice in middle-income countries in Africa and Latin America. MAPS Research Paper. Rio de Janeiro, Cape Town: LIMA/COPPE/UCT, MAPS. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16907
dc.description.abstract This paper provides some answers to this question and outlines future research on mitigation and inequality. The question is relevant, because developing countries have come under growing pressure to introduce mitigation actions that help to reduce dangerous greenhouse gas emissions. These mitigation actions need to be ‘nationally appropriate’ (UNFCCC 2007) and different from those in the developed countries, taking the economic structures, poverty and inequalities into account. Mitigating emissions and reducing poverty at the same time sharpens the trade-­off. Governments need to decide on expenditure of limited resources on poverty or mitigation. According to previous research the need for such a trade-­off decreases when countries become richer (Ravallion et al. 2000). This implies that governments have a growing option to achieve both ends. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en_ZA
dc.source MAPS en_ZA
dc.subject.other Greenhouse gas mitigation
dc.subject.other Energy policy
dc.subject.other Sustainable development
dc.title Reducing inequality and poverty while mitigating climate change: key challenges for research and practice in middle-income countries in Africa and Latin America en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2016-02-03T12:50:28Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords inequality en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords poverty en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords climate change en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords mitigation 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
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