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.

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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A paper in the journal Nature Communications describes a new mathematical model that predicts average global surface air temperature.  For 2018–2022, the probabilistic forecast using this system indicates a warmer than normal period with an associated increased likelihood of intense…
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Wednesday, 08 August 2018 13:10

GHG Emission Factors for IWT

In 2016 the first GLEC Framework for Logistics Emissions Methodologies has been released. Actions now are focused on adoption of the GLEC framework by companies and addressing gaps to refining modal default carbon footprint factors to further increase the accuracy of logistics emissions…
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An article has been published in The Marine Professional discussing a study conducted by the consultancy UMAS for the NGO Transport & Environment (T&E) on the future of LNG assets.  The full article can be found here. 
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Really important report published by OECD International Transport Forum on role of ports in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from shipping.  See https://www.itf-oecd.org/reducing-shipping-ghg-emissions Essential reading for #NavClimate and everyone involved in https://sustainableworldports.org/about/ 
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Calculating and reporting leads to a decrease in greenhouse gas (GHG) emitted per container despite an increase in total containers handled. VRTO makes an excellent case for business to calculate and report their logistics emissions. After investing in new electrically-powered…
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A new report from the International Transport Forum report examines what would be needed to achieve zero CO2 emissions from international maritime transport by 2035.  Download the report from https://www.itf-oecd.org/decarbonising-maritime-transport
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New article in the Marine Professional discussing a new study released by Lloyd’s Register (LR) and University Maritime Advisory Services that aims to demonstrate the viability of zero-emission vessels (ZEVs) and identify how they will become a competitive option for decarbonization.…
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Friday, 15 December 2017 16:28

Perspectives of Transport at COP23

Navigating a Changing Climate Partner Smart Freight Centre recently published its reflections on the transport-related events its team attended at the recent COP in Bonn.  See here for more information
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On 1st December FEPORT published revised guidelines for container terminal operators providing advice and instruction on the elements to be included and excluded in reporting greenhouse gas emissions as part of terminal-level carbon footprinting and analyses.  The EEEG guidelines, first…
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