Collaboration Partners

This forum is part of a series of collaborative events hosted by CPR ( and ERC (, and convened with support by the Mitigation Action Plans and Scenarios (MAPS) programme (  MAPS is a collaboration amongst developing countries to establish the evidence base for long-term transition to robust economies that are carbon efficient.   A core focus of the programme is to consider how ambitious climate change mitigation can align with the challenges of economic development and poverty alleviation.


The Energy Research Centre (ERC) is a multi-disciplinary energy research centre, housed in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. The ERC  is an African-based multi-disciplinary energy research centre which pursues excellence in technology, policy and sustainable development research, education and capacity building programmes at a local and international level. The Centre conducts high quality, targeted and relevant research as well as offering postgraduate opportunities at the Masters and PhD levels. The Centre’s core activity is research related to energy. Under the umbrella of this first line activity, the ERC is involved in the following major undertakings:

  • Education and capacity building
  • Energy services of benefit to the community at large.

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The Centre for Policy Research is an independent and non-partisan research institute and think tank based in New Delhi, India. Its main objectives are to provide thought leadership and creative solutions to address pressing intellectual and policy issues. It is one of the 27 national social science research institutes recognized by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), Government of India. It is set apart by its multi-disciplinary approach and unique blend of scholarship and practical expertise. CPR’s faculty have considerable impact on policy and public debates. The Climate Initiative was set up in CPR in 2009. It seeks to generate research and analysis on the global climate negotiations, and on the links between the global climate regime and domestic laws, policies and institutions in India. It also seeks to create a platform from which scholars and activists can engage in policy and academic debate on climate change.

MAPS-logoThe MAPS Programme is a collaboration amongst developing countries to establish the evidence base for long-term transition to robust climate compatible economies that align economic development with poverty alleviation. Through its collaboration MAPS aims to establish synergies and share lessons among participating developing countries as well as the wider climate change community. Central to MAPS is the facilitated interaction between key stakeholders and in-country research teams. The rigour of information generated by research and the support facilitated through the stakeholder engagement, produces results that are credible, legitimate and relevant. These results provide a sound basis for key policy questions.  MAPS is currently active in Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru.