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    FEATURE: Are fossil fuels really a solution to energy poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa?

    Gracia Munganga, MAPS Africa Programme Manager at the Energy Research Centre (University of Cape Town), looks at the impact fossil fuels have on energy poverty alleviation in sub-Saharan Africa and how low-emission development pathways could instead be developed as a viable option.
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    OPINION: Mitigation actions by any other name

    Is climate-talk estranging the development community and directing climate-related research away from the human element that is central to any solution? Stefan Raubenheimer reflects on discussions from the DevMit Forum.
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    NEWS: Workshop drives south-south collaboration in modelling the costs of mitigation actions

    A group of southern research institutions are breaking new ground in understanding the socio-economic costs of mitigation actions, like carbon taxes, on national economies.
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    EVENT: Registration opens for the Development and Mitigation Forum

    The University of Cape Town is hosting a forum to articulate a developing country perspective on development and climate change governance, form both local planning and international negotiations perspectives.
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    OPPORTUNITY: Call for abstracts – Development and Mitigation Forum

    An academic forum to explore topics surrounding development and climate change mitigation from a developing country perspective.
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