Regional Climate Change
Climate change as part of global change has become synonym for impact of non-sustainable economy. The energy sector of industry, transport and private consumption takes an significant role. The ARENUM activity on regional climate change addresses regional options in reducing the climate change impact by emission reduction and to adapt to global change.
Reducing the climate change impact
The key topics are considered under regional focus, including reduction of impact, through increased efficiency and economy in consumption of resources and energy. The EU-co-funded project focuses on:
- Coal mining and converion in Lusatia/Southern Brandenburg and northern Saxony
- CCS technology option and acceptance
- The German nuclear phase-out and base-load safety
- European and international approaches with regional relevance
- Employment factor lignite mining
Adaptation to the likely consequences of change are investigated and described e.g. by selection of crop portfolio, optimization in agricultural farming systems, internalization of increased risks such as hail, storm, drought, heavy rain, flooding into decision structure.
The supply situation of essential goods and ressources from other global regions has to be assessed under the aspect of global change and energy non-dependence. This includes regionalization of important consumer goods and food in terms of risk minimization and the consideration of secondary impacts of global change, such as famine, migration of marginalised and underpriviledged societal groups, political and economic conflicts, lack of vital ressources, pandemics.
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