@chaelynne: You light up my life, happy birthday ❤️
Dubai Mall fountain show about to start, sunset, Dubai, 2013.
Everyone knows the climate is changing throughout the world. As the climate changes so do mankind’s living conditions - and Germany is no exception. Germany has based it’s adaptation plan on the recommendations of the UNFCCC’s IPCC 2007 report. It is implemented at the local, regional, and national levels. While it’s been slow to implement the programs, Germany’s plan serves as a model for other western states. For example, some of the bigger engineering and urban planning projects are required to take an approach that considers climate impacts over 100 years.Framework and objectives of Germany’s Adaptation StrategyThe long-term objective of the Adaptation Strategy is to reduce the vulnerability and maintain and improve the adaptability of natural, social and economic systems. This requires the following action objectives:
- Identify and communicate dangers and risks, i.e. ensure transparency of probabilities, damage potential and uncertainties
- Create awareness and raise the sensitivity of actors
- Provide a basis for decision making that enables the various actors to take precautions and to gradually incorporate the impacts of climate change in their private, business and public planning and activities
- Indicate action options, coordinate and define responsibilities, draw up and implement measures.The Adaptation Strategy is based on the principles of openness and cooperation; knowledge, flexibility and precaution; subsidiarity and proportionality; integrated approach; international responsibility; sustainability.