Seminar on Energy and Climate Change in Cold Regions of Asia (Energy and Climate C)
Venue: Leh, Dragon Hotel
|Event Date/Time: Apr 21, 2009||End Date/Time: Apr 24, 2009|
|Registration Date: Feb 16, 2009|
|Early Registration Date: Feb 02, 2009|
|Abstract Submission Date: Feb 16, 2009|
But beside preservation of the environment, access to sustainable energy-providing services is a critical factor in achieving major development goals: it provides better education and health services, improves women life conditions, helps the development of economic activities, increases agriculture productivity, etc.
Mountain areas are also particularly affected by climate change as relatively small changes in temperatures have severe impacts on water supply, agriculture-based livelihoods and infrastructures. Thus, addressing issues concerning adaptation strategy choices has become a primary objective for mountain populations.
For these reasons, energy as well as climate change issues have to play a particular role within development strategies and this requires active synergies between the public, local community, private and non-governmental actors. But as mountain ranges frequently act as natural borders, and are therefore often shared between countries, if successful experiences do exist, exchange of information and networking between countries is very poor. Transnational exchange of knowledge is then particularly relevant for up-scaling best practices.
OBJECTIVE OF THE SEMINAR
To share successful experiences, best
practices and policies concerning
social, economical and environmental
impacts of energy-related projects and
adaptation to climate change in cold
areas of Asia.
â€¢ To gather best case-studies and
â€¢ To discuss impacts on economic,
social and environmental dimensions
of local livelihoods.
â€¢ To identify dissemination processes
for best methodologies and the conditions
needed for scaling-up mechanisms.
â€¢ To develop experience-sharing
among key players (donors/investors,
private sector, NGOs, local communities;
governments and multi/bilateral
organizations) and initiate a community