NavClimate News

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

#NavClimate Focal Point

#NavClimate Focal Point

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!

Complete the Industry Survey

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

 

In a Press Release issued on 30th January 2017, Fijian Prime Minister Bainimarama identified Fiji’s priorities for the forthcoming COP23 negotiations: climate adaptation finance; effective monitoring of adherence to the Paris Agreement; and the objectives of the Climate Action Agenda – the various initiatives undertaken by non-state actors including the Think Climate coalition’s Navigating a Changing Climate initiative.

The COP23 meetings, hosted by the Fijian presidency, will be held in Bonn, Germany, in November 2017.

Find out more at: http://www.fiji.gov.fj/Media-Center/Press-Releases/FIJIAN-PRIME-MINISTER-LAYS-OUT-COP-23-LEADERSHIP-A.aspx 

The end of 2016 and early 2017 saw several organisations sign up as new supporters of the Navigating a Changing Climate initiative, including:

- Acclimatise, a specialist consulting, communications and digital application company

- ARUP, independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists

- DEME, specialists in dredging, environmental and maritime engineering

- ERDC, the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center

- Norconsult AS, Norway's largest multidisciplinary consultancy firm

- NSW Ports, Port Botany and Port Kembla in New South Wales, Australia

- Ramboll, a global consultancy in port, coastal and marine engineering and environmental services

The Think Climate coalition welcomes all these organisations on board, and looks forward to working with them – along with our 16 existing supporter organisations - to promote climate change mitigation, adaptation and integrated solutions for waterborne transport infrastructure, globally.

A new UK Government report identifies the six priority risk areas for adaptation research and action over the next five years … and there is plenty of evidence of climate change potentially affecting transport, infrastructure, and coastal areas generally. These priority actions are not unique to the UK: the risks identified will be equally relevant to many other countries. Find out more at

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-climate-change-risk-assessment-2017

Page 8 of 10