National Plans, Emissions Reduction, Energy Security, and the Paris Agreement: Finding a Sustainable Solution That Is Affordable and Reliable  (Posted 10 July 2022)

TAGS: Energy security; sustainable solutions; multi-objective analysis; objective criteria; decision-making; scientific innovations; power system scenarios; diffusion; adoption

1)      The Paris Agreement is a landmark legally binding international climate change treaty.

2)   Article 4 of the Paris Agreement requires the reduction of GHG emissions, to be made “on the basis of equity and in the context of sustainable development”.

3)   Finding a sustainable solution for a power system requires the three competing dimensions (or “objectives”) for sustainable development - environmental, economic, and social (including cultural) – to be assessed and balanced equitably.

4)   By recognizing a power system as a scientific innovation, accepted diffusion and adoption concepts can be applied as a decision making aid for reaching agreement on the preferred power system.

Specifically, the "attributes" (or characteristics) which are relevant

for the diffusion(or “spread”) and adoption (or “uptake”)

of a scientific innovation

e.g. relative advantage, complexity, compatibility, trialability, and risk.

5)  A decision-making pathway for energy security is outlined based on two evaluation procedures: Multi-objective analysis combined with the application of accepted concepts on attributes of scientific innovations that lead to their diffusion and adoption.

These procedures are the decision-making cornerstones

for reaching agreement in a national plan/policy/strategy

for a preferred power system that is sustainable,  affordable and reliable.


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