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CLIMATE CHANGE

CLIMATE CHANGE
 Tackling Climate Change is a main priority for our Government and the Ministry of Environment and Energy.
 

Climate Change has already noticeable impacts, such as rising temperatures and sea level  - due to the melting of Polar ice, and a more frequent occurrence of floods and storms. These impacts will have an effect, among others, on the balance of the ecosystem, water and food supply, public health, industry, agriculture and infrastructure.

Evidence of recent scientific research on the 5th Assessment Report, by the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC, AR5), has affirmed the negative impact of climate change. Dealing with climate change demands actions for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (mitigation) but also to prepare for the changes we cannot avoid (adaptation).

On a national level, tackling climate change is a main priority for our Government and the Ministry of Environment and Energy.

In order to deal with climate change, the actions chosen will need to entail a change in the current development model towards a more sustainable low carbon economy. Developing such a model depends on the horizontal coordination of mitigation policies and adjustment in the sectors of energy, industry and agriculture. The cost of emission reduction and adjustment to climate change might be considered initially high, but it is lower than the cost if we take no action.

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