Publications

Several of the actions in the Navigating a Changing Climate Action Plan will result in the publication of bespoke technical guidance on climate change mitigation and adaptation for waterborne transport infrastructure.

PIANC Working Groups, for example, are currently preparing good practice guidance on carbon management, on climate change adaptation, and on resilience. The ESPO Green Guide has a chapter dedicated to energy consumption and climate change mitigation and new sections dealing with adaptation are planned. IAPH is working with the International Maritime Organization to provide guidance to ports on undertaking a port emissions status assessment.

In the meantime, however, a range of other publications exists on climate-related topics relevant to port and inland waterway infrastructure and operations. Some of these publications are listed below.

Publications prepared by third parties have not been endorsed by the Think Climate coalition; rather they are provided in the spirit of sharing potentially useful information.

UNCTAD, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, has created a new website 'SIDSport-ClimateAdapt' (https://sidsport-climateadapt.unctad.org/).  This website is dedicated to the issue of climate change impacts and adaptation for critical coastal transport infrastructure, such as seaports and airports, in…
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Putting Nature to Work: Integrating Green and Gray Infrastructure for Water Security and Climate Resilience.  A great new report from World Bank - very much in line with PIANC's Working with Nature philosophy and with the 'integrated solutions' theme in…
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A new report from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research suggests that climate models are underestimating the full severity of extreme weather events, but that water cycle impacts (such as river water levels) are among the more reliably projected…
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Monday, 18 February 2019 11:19

Electric Power for New Icelandic Ferry

A new article has been published in the Marine Engineers Messenger discussing a new ABB contract to supply integrated power and electric storage solutions to a new electric ferry for the Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration that will take 3,600…
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To coincide with COP24 in Katowice, the Paris Process on Mobility and Climate (PPMC) has published its 2018 update entitled 'Partnership for Global Climate Action (MPGCA) Transport Initiatives: Stock-take on action toward implementation of the Paris Agreement and the 2030…
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Tuesday, 13 November 2018 22:49

On Course Towards Carbon-Neutral Shipping?

On Course Towards Carbon-Neutral Shipping? A new policy brief from OECD-ITF sets out some insights into how the IMO's CO2 emissions targets for international shipping might be met ... https://www.itf-oecd.org/carbon-neutral-shipping
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Wednesday, 10 October 2018 22:13

New IPCC special report - a wake up call!

A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) contains some stark messages.  It is no longer considered that limiting warming to 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels is the ‘safe’ maximum – rather warming must be limited to…
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Friday, 14 September 2018 16:06

Airbus orders automated kite for ro-ro vessel

The Marine Professional has published an article discussing a maritime technology startup's plans to tow one of their vessels with an automated kite. Vessel operators can launch and recover the kite – which unfolds, operates and refolds autonomously – using…
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A new publication by the Dutch Environmental Assessment Agency provides useful, and potentially worrying, food for thought for the waterborne transport sector.  The 'Geography of Future Water Challenges' explains and illustrates the global implications of climate change for water-related disasters…
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The European Joint Research Centre has published two studies that identify an unprecedented coastal flood risk unless timely climate change adaptation measures are taken.  The studies highlight that without such measures: - average annual coastal flood damage in Europe could increase…
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