Safeguarding NDC Implementation: Building Resilience into Energy Systems

March 28, 2019
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International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

This short brief aims to enhance awareness and highlight the importance of integrating weather and climate-related risk into the planning stages of energy infrastructure development. As countries are developing long-term low-carbon development strategies and pursue mitigation measures as part of their Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), it is essential to increase understanding about the need to identify and assess climate-related risks when appraising new energy projects or managing infrastructure portfolios. Taking into consideration the potential risks of climate change will improve the response rate of the energy system to environmental stresses while safeguarding investments into mitigation efforts and the integrity of energy assets and systems.

This brief was prepared by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) as a contribution to the IKI NDC Support Cluster which is coordinated by GIZ and funded through the International Climate Initiative (IKI) by Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU).

 

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