National Plans for Energy Security Under the Paris Agreement

Are Not Only About Emissions Reduction:

Must the Kyoto Protocol History Repeat?

(Posted 09 November 2022)

KEY WORDS: Paris Agreement; emission reduction targets; energy security; affordable energy; renewables;  equity; sustainable development; SDG13; scientific-round-table; ETS

1.0 To achieve the Paris Agreement goals, effective integration between energy security and action for climate change to reduce GHG emissions is crucial - but remains problematic.

2.0 The UN’s 2030 Agenda Sustainable Development Goal 13 for “Climate Action” requires climate change measures to be integrated into national plans, policies, and strategies.

3.0 The challenge for national Governments today is deciding on the appropriate problem-solving pathway to prepare their national plan for energy security to meet the Paris Agreement emission reduction targets; and to comply with its binding obligations for equity and sustainable development.

4.0 A national plan for energy security and sustainable development should not only represent a power system that is affordable, reliable, and secure - but also have the optimum balance between renewables and other feasible and viable climate action options to achieve emission  reduction targets, sustainably.

A pathway for a national plan that integrates energy security,

emissions reduction, and sustainable development

is described.


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