Climate Change and Energy Insecurity: The Challenge for by Felix Dodds

By Felix Dodds

Climate swap is now acknowledged as one of many maximum demanding situations dealing with the foreign group and while coupled with power construction and use - the main major contributor to weather switch - and the comparable protection difficulties the double hazard to foreign defense and human improvement is of the top order.

This wide-ranging ebook brings jointly best thinkers from academia, govt and civil society to ascertain and deal with the worldwide lack of confidence and improvement demanding situations coming up from the dual thrust of weather switch and the strength provide crunch.

Part one considers strength. It analyses the demanding situations of assembly destiny power calls for and the continuing and destiny security-related conflicts over strength. assurance comprises safeguard and improvement issues relating to the oil and fuel, nuclear, bio-fuels and hydropower sectors, making sure strength entry for all and addressing sustainable intake and construction in either constructed and swiftly industrializing international locations resembling India, China, Brazil and South Africa.

Part analyses how weather swap contributes to worldwide lack of confidence and offers a consolidated review of the aptitude threats and demanding situations it poses to overseas peace and improvement. insurance contains destiny water eventualities together with a spotlight on shortage within the heart East, nutrients safety, biodiversity loss, land degradation, the altering economics of weather swap, variation and the designated case of small island states.

The ultimate half lays out the capability avenues and mechanisms to be had to the overseas group to handle and evade weather and effort instability through the multilateral framework less than the United countries. It additionally addresses mechanisms for source and information move from industrialized to constructing nations to make sure a low-carbon power transition via targeting the swift deployment of fresh strength applied sciences and how you can take on source of revenue and employment lack of confidence created by way of the transition clear of conventional power assets.

This e-book deals the main complete overseas evaluation of the demanding situations and suggestions for tackling the worldwide lack of confidence bobbing up from weather switch and effort provision and use. it truly is crucial studying for college students, researchers and pros throughout diplomacy, protection, weather switch and the strength sectors.

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Every kilowatt hour of electricity, every litre of oil, every tonne of coal that we do not consume protects the climate and saves money. The implementation of the EU target of a 20 per cent efficiency increase by 2020 alone is estimated to reduce energy costs in Europe by 100 billion Euros per year. Moreover, investments in energy efficiency pay off in many cases with the technology available today. However, awareness of this fact still has to be conveyed to decision-makers in all sectors, to private consumers, managers of small- and medium-sized enterprises and officials responsible for public spending.

South Africa’s second CDP generated a response rate of 59 per cent. There has been a sizeable increase in the number of companies disclosing their GHG emissions. More than 75 per cent of responding companies disclosed their GHG emissions this year. While in several instances this disclosure is only on a partial basis, there is, nevertheless, an emerging commitment to improved monitoring and reporting on greenhouse gas emissions. In a significant change on last year’s responses, there appears to be much greater awareness of, and engagement in, government policy on climate issues.

The costs of climate protection, on the other hand, would be only 1 per cent of the gross world product. The question, therefore, is no longer whether we can afford climate policy. The question is: can we afford climate change? The international response to climate change However, climate protection can only be achieved if all countries make their contribution. At the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 (UNFCCC, 1992), the necessity of a global response was first acknowledged internationally.

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