#NavClimate spoke to Yoss Leclerc from the Quebec Port Authority.
One day before the Paris Agreement enters into force, a report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) confirms that the world is still heading for temperature rise of 2.9 to 3.4℃ this century, even with Paris pledges already in place. Urgent action is needed to cut a further 25% from predicted 2030 emissions if warming is to be limited to well below two degrees.
The Lima-Paris Action Agenda (LPAA) declaration was signed on 13th December 2014. This Agenda set out to mobilise global action on climate by supporting existing initiatives and providing a platform for the visibility of stakeholder actions, commitments and results in the run up to the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) meetings held in Paris, France, in December 2015.
Navigating a Changing Climate was one of 14 initiatives initially developed through the Transport Focus of the LPAA under the leadership of the Paris Process on Mobility and Climate (PPMC) as illustrated above. There are now more than 20 transport related initiatives.
In line with the LPAA objectives, a variety of actors (the Navigating a Changing Climate partners) worked together to build a concrete, ambitious and lasting cooperative initiative supported by a time-bound roadmap for implementation (the Navigating a Changing Climate Action Plan).
Since 2016, the Navigating a Changing Climate initiative has continued to participate in the transport theme of the Global Climate Action Agenda in preparation for the COP22 meetings in Marrakech and onwards to Bonn, Katowice, Santiago de Chile and beyond.
The partners in the Navigating a Changing Climate Partnership share a single vision.
We want to see a responsible, well-informed and innovative sector where the owners, operators and users of inland and maritime waterborne transport infrastructure in all countries:
Please download the Action Plan below, which sets out the objectives of the Navigating a Changing Climate initiative and summarises the activities being undertaken by the partnership.
Navigating a Changing Climate is a multi-stakeholder coalition of nine associations with interests in waterborne transport infrastructure.
The Partners comprise of:
Through an unprecedented collaboration, the partners in PIANC’s Navigating a Changing Climate Partnership have committed to work together to support the inland and maritime navigation infrastructure sector as they respond to climate change.
By furthering understanding, providing targeted technical support, and building capacity, the partnership will encourage the owners, operators and users of waterborne transport infrastructure to: