Banque Agricole Gabonaise

The present energy policies in industrialized countries are primarily determined by the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, the measures adopted under Japan to mitigate the effects of energy production on climate change failed to take into account the full consequences of climate variability more important: These include floods, seasonal droughts, increased storms, landslides, extreme wind speed, ice conditions and heat waves. It is therefore an urgent need to implement adaptation efforts, and this not only in geographically already vulnerable such as Somalia, Central Africa or the low-lying islands like Tuvalu, but, given the nature global climate change around the world.

In comparison with the mitigation measures, there are no parameters and now widely accepted indicators for comparing adaptation needs and the effectiveness of adaptation measures. Given the importance of energy for the economy and development efforts of all countries, it is vital to achieve substantially reduce vulnerabilities in the energy sector itself. Adaptation measures are also suggested to promote the objectives of the eco-development if we want to achieve in conjunction with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which is why it is necessary to develop and test criteria and indicators for energy systems-that is to say, to use a metric to assess the adequacy of proposed measures.

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