Climate change impacts may include damage to energy infrastructure (particularly extraction, generation, and transmission), reducing efficiency, and disrupting operations.
These climate change-induced impacts have broader implications for energy services, causing more blackouts, increasing energy prices, and worsening safety hazards, threatening the very elements of development that rely on energy.
Adaptation options should be evaluated for both their long-term climate-resilience and low-emission benefits. Energy-related adaptation options range from incentive mechanisms that promote use of energy-efficient building materials to building dikes that protect critical infrastructure.
Last updated: March 07, 2014