The SAPP region has been impacted by climate variability in last few years that have seen a decline in hydropower generation capacity. It has generally been agreed that emission of ‘greenhouse gases’ such as carbon dioxide, contribute to global warming, thus causing the ‘greenhouse effect’, and associated climate change.
While the SAPP region contributes very little in form of emissions, globally, the region stands to be significantly impacted by increased temperatures and resulting changes in climate including changes to the rainfall. Given this scenario, the SAPP has prioritised mainstreaming climate change considerations in development planning. The SAPP has to adopted a Climate Change mitigation and adaptation strategy that addresses the impacts of impacts of climate change in the region through successful implementation of adaptation and mitigation actions to enhance regional sustainable approach to energy development.