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.

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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Great to see climate change issues figuring prominently on the programme of the World Canals Conference being held in Ireland next week (10th - 12th September in Athlone).  The first keynote, by Catherine Sheridan, is on Building Resilience: Climate, Risk, and…
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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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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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A large proportion of the Leeds-Liverpool canal, an important recreational boating waterway, is closing - potentially for many weeks - because of drought conditions in Northern England.  See https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-10835222 
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Some interesting preliminary analysis on the role of climate change in the current European heatwave at https://www.worldweatherattribution.org 
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The partners in the Navigating a Changing Climate initiative are preparing a survey to help improve understanding of the costs and other consequences of extreme weather events for ports and inland waterways. The survey is intended to provide information to…
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According to the World Meteorological Organization's April update, April 2018 was the third warmest on record.  Notable developments in long-term climate change indicators, including carbon dioxide levels and sea ice cover, were also noted, and there were several high-impact weather…
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A March 2018 report by the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) confirms the importance of increasing the adaptability of Europe’s infrastructure and social systems to a changing climate.  See https://easac.eu/fileadmin/PDF_s/reports_statements/Extreme_Weather/EASAC_Statement_Extreme_Weather_Events_March_2018_FINAL.pdf 
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