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The latest news about the activities of the Navigating a Changing Climate Initiative.

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A new international standard on resilience is now available.  ISO 22316 (2017) published by the International Organization for Standardization is intended to help organisations improve their ability to absorb and adapt to a changing environment in turn ensuring they can continue to deliver their objectives and to survive and prosper.  According to the ISO (https://www.iso.org/obp/ui/#iso:std:iso:22316:ed-1:v1:en) more resilient organisations can anticipate and respond to threats and opportunities, arising from sudden or gradual changes in their internal and external context – for example the changing climate.

For more information see https://www.iso.org/news/Ref2189.htm

Navigating a Changing Climate welcomes three new supporter organisations: SLoCaT, the Port of London Authority and the European Maritime Pilots’ Association. 

The NavClimate partners look forward to engaging with these organisations as we take forward our work to support the inland and maritime navigation infrastructure sector in responding to climate change.

For more information on becoming a supporter organisation see http://navclimate.pianc.org/supporters

The Navigating a Changing Climate initiative’s conference subtitled ‘Moving towards low carbon and resilient waterborne transport infrastructure’ took place in Brussels on 27th and 28th March 2017.

The conference was recorded by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology on behalf of the Think Climate coalition.

In addition to the video records, a conference report from this informative and thought-provoking event was produced, which:

  • highlights the key messages from the conference
  • provides a summary of the presentations
  • includes links to speakers abstracts and bios; to their PowerPoint presentations; and to the video recordings
  • presents the outcomes of an ad hoc lunchtime discussion on energy sources and emissions from waterborne transport

Download the Report

The Navigating a Changing Climate initiative’s conference subtitled ‘Moving towards low carbon and resilient waterborne transport infrastructure’ took place in Brussels on 27th and 28th March 2017.

The conference report from this informative and thought-provoking event includes:

  • highlights the key messages from the conference
  • provides a summary of the presentations
  • includes links to speakers abstracts and bios; to their PowerPoint presentations; and to the video recordings
  • presents the outcomes of an ad hoc lunchtime discussion on energy sources and emissions from waterborne transport

Download the Report

The Navigating a Changing Climate initiative’s conference subtitled ‘Moving towards low carbon and resilient waterborne transport infrastructure’ took place in Brussels on 27th and 28th March 2017.

The conference report from this informative and thought-provoking event is now available.

The report:

  • highlights the key messages from the conference
  • provides a summary of the presentations
  • includes links to speakers abstracts and bios; to their PowerPoint presentations; and to the video recordings
  • presents the outcomes of an ad hoc lunchtime discussion on energy sources and emissions from waterborne transport.

Download the report

The conference was also recorded by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) on behalf of the Think Climate coalition.

If you are involved with the inland and maritime navigation infrastructure sectors and are interested in climate change, we want to hear from you!

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The evidence about climate change continues to grow: the World Meteorological Organisation reports that many climate records were again broken in 2016.  Read more at https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/climate-breaks-multiple-records-2016-global-impacts

Join the Navigating a Changing Climate conference to find out how waterborne transport infrastructure will be affected.  It isn't too late to register!  http://www.pianc.org/downloads/Navclimate/NaCC%20CONFERENCE%20REGISTRATION%20FLYER%2016%20dec%202016.pdf

 

As we prepare for the Navigating a Changing Climate conference in Brussels, 27-28 March, the Think Climate coalition is pleased to welcome five new supporter organisations:

- Aurecon, consulting engineers who bring ideas to life

- Cardno, professional infrastructure and environmental services company

- Sprott Planning and Environment Pty Ltd. a leading Australia-based consulting practice

- UK Maritime Pilots’ Association, the representative professional body for Maritime Pilots in the United Kingdom

- University of Rhode Island, Department of Marine Affairs: leadership in marine and coastal management through teaching, research and outreach.

For a full list of NavClimate supporter organisations, visit http://navclimate.pianc.org/supporters

In February 2017 a new climate change adaptation initiative was launched. The Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation, an initiative of The Netherlands, Japan and UN Environment is intended to contribute to building a climate resilient world. The PIANC-led Navigating a Changing Climate initiative participates in this initiative through the Paris Process on Mobility and Climate co-led by SLoCaT.

Read more here: http://www.ppmc-transport.org/slocat-supports-the-new-global-center-of-excellence-on-climate-adaptation/

This is why a shift to low carbon matters!

According to a new JRC report, a 4°C global warming will mean that countries representing more than 70% of the global population and global GDP could face increases in flood risk of more than 500%.  Read more at https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/news/global-flood-risk-increase-five-fold-4-temperature-rise

 

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