Gonzalo Bravo

Gonzalo Bravo
Fundación Bariloche, Bariloche, Argentina · Energy Economics Institute

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El principal objetivo del Proyecto de Cooperación UE-Arg fue desarrollar una propuesta de PLAN NACIONAL DE EFICIENCIA ENERGÉTICA (PLANEEAR), junto con el marco regulatorio requerido para su implementación, orientado, especialmente, a los sectores industria, transporte y residencial. Esta propuesta, fue desarrollada a lo largo de tres años de trabaj...
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To cap global warming below 2◦C, countries are urged to upscale their climate commitments and develop national deep decarbonization (DD) strategies for the energy system. But, fast and deep transformations will have wide-ranging economic implications at the macroeconomic level, in energy industries, and also in other sectors. Such impacts need to b...
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Agriculture, forestry and other land use (AFOLU) represent 22% of global greenhouse gas emissions. To meet the objectives of the Paris Agreement, the AFOLU sector greenhouse gases must be dramatically reduced and eventually transformed to net negative CO2e within this century. The decarbonisation choices will have significant environmental, social...
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To align near term action with a deep decarbonization objective by 2050, a long term low-greenhouse gas emissions development strategy is needed and involves drastic changes to the energy system and the AFOLU sectors. To help move forward the policy debate in this direction, this paper explores deep decarbonization pathways for the country until 20...
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Employment is a largely neglected indirect benefit in ecosystem services (ES) assessments, despite its relevance in countries with abundant rural landscapes. We present an analysis of the spatial connections between landscape composition (as a proxy of natural capital and ES) and employment level as measured by the number of people employed in tour...
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This synthesis paper presents the objectives, approach and cross-cutting results of the Latin American Deep Decarbonization Pathways project (DDP-LAC). It synthesizes and compares detailed national and sectoral deep decarbonization pathways (DDPs) to 2050 compatible with the Paris Agreement objectives and domestic development priorities in Argentin...
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All Latin America and the Caribbean countries have ratified the Paris Agreement, which aims to limit global warming to between 1.5C and 2C above pre-industrial levels. Those goals require reaching net-zero carbon dioxide emissions by around 2050 and substantial reductions of CO2 emissions by 2030. Getting to Net-Zero Emissions takes stock of the le...
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With the exception of subsistence economies, employment benefits along a value chain may represent a relevant, but also a generally neglected part of the wealth derived from nature. Our objective is twofold: i) to determine the extent to which ecosystem services (ES) supply at municipality scale relates to local employment in different regions and...
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The present work shows the application of a tool for the diagnosis of a complex and extensive water system, which facilitates taking robust long term decisions in a context of high climatic and non-climatic uncertainty. In order to do this, the occurrence of potential faults is modeled and evaluated for the water system constituted by the basins of...
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The transport sector today mainly depends on liquid fuels and biofuels provide opportunities to substitute a significant share of fossil fuels. Thus, the European Union (EU) has implemented several policies, such as the Renewable Energy Directive (RED), to support the use of biofuels, relying on both, domestically produced and imported biofuels. Du...
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This work addresses increasing concerns about water management for rural productive activities in the vast dry regions of Latin America by assessing renewable energy technologies (RETs) that could be suitable for localized needs. Forecasted trends in climate change and variability make this analysis very relevant, in an area where very little publi...
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This article describes the results of a study on the living conditions and the energy access of the urban poor in Argentina. The study is based on primary data collection among poor inhabitants of Villa Fiorito and Budge, in southern Greater Buenos Aires. These data are complemented by qualitative information. We found a notable absence of appropri...

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GNESD was launched at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, building on recommendations from the UN Commission on Sustainable Development in 2001. The Network was operational for 13 years, making it one of the longest running initiatives from the Summit. Funding, totalling approximately EUR 7 million, from various EU donors primarily, governments of Germany and Denmark. At the outset GNESD’s two long-term objectives were articulated as (GNESD, 2002): 1. Enhance national institutional capacities to develop policy and undertake planning and research efforts that integrate solutions to energy, environment and development problems 2. Reduce pollution from energy activities, while allowing developing countries to meet growing needs for energy services Those two long term objectives were translated into five ‘short-term' goals, expressed in the GNESD Project Document (GNESD, 2002) as: 1. A general strengthening of Network partners’ ability to acquire, assimilate and apply existing knowledge and experiences; 2. Improved understanding of the links between sustainable energy and other development and environment priorities, and technology and policy options, leading to better articulation of practical policies that can be adopted so as to promote energy for sustainable development; 3. Changes in government policies and programmes, and private sector investments, so that these favour energy for sustainable development approaches 4. A communication infrastructure that provides a means for partners to share experiences and draw on each other’s strengths, expertise, and skills, and 5. Strengthened South-South and North-South exchange of knowledge and collaboration on energy issues of common interest. The GNESD secretariat was managed for UN Environment by the UNEP DTU Partnership (UDP) in Denmark, the members were southern research centres from across Africa, Asia and Latin America. Core member centres included: AFREPREN/FWD (Kenya), ENDA (Senegal), ERC (South Africa), MEDREC (Tunisia), TERI (India), AIT (Thailand), ERI (China), the Bariloche Foundation (Argentina), GBIO/UFRJ (Brazil). The Mario Molina Centre (Mexico) joined GNESD in the latter years of the network.