Mitigation Action Plans and Scenarios, MAPS

Provides support for the development of climate change mitigation scenarios

MAPS is a process guidance methodology towards a national approach to greenhouse gas reduction. This multi-stakeholder approach identifies research based scenarios, which are designed to produce the information and options required by decision-makers to formulate national approaches to greenhouse gas reduction. The scenarios are part of central government mandated assessments.
The stakeholders involved in the bottom-up processes are experts in different disciplines; they agree all inputs and assumptions that form the building blocks of the modeled scenarios.
MAPS provides support in the form of scenario modelling, research, process design, stakeholder management, and in some cases financial resources as well.

Maps programme website:


Practitioners in both process and research areas need extensive training depending on skill levels
No cost as yet for using the tool and training
Using the tool: No cost
Time needed:
More than three months, and in many cases post graduate work is needed

Accessing the tool

Online, Paper-based: Online, Paper-based, Courses: MAPS intends to roll out various products in 2013
Stefan Raubenheimer
+27 (0) 824915465
Low Emission Development Strategies

Method to effect measures that can help reduce emissions, and thereby mitigate climate change.

Area of focus
Adaptation 3, Mitigation 3, Development 3

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MAPS is funded by the Children's Investment Fund and is operated by SouthSouthNorth and the Energy Research Centre at the University of Cape Town


For use in Asia, Africa, Latin America