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 Navigating a Changing Climate Partnership; rather they are provided in the spirit of sharing potentially useful information.

NavClimate supporter Ports Australia’s has published a new Port Sustainability Strategy Development Guide with the intention to provide a strategic and robust approach to sustainability planning for ports. The plan is adaptable for ports to tackle the challenges unique to…
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Inland waterway transport is vulnerable to climate change because river navigation depends on precipitation and water levels for its operations.  There have been low and high water periods over the last 200 years and this will continue to occur in the…
Published in News
Thursday, 17 September 2020 10:04

ESPO Climate Change Adaptation Position

As entities particularly vulnerable to the disastrous effects of climate change, European ports are acutely aware of the need to bring the European Commission’s climate change adaptation strategy up to date. In its position paper, ESPO (European Sea Ports Organisation)…
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Great to see The Economist picking up on the #NavClimate survey to draw attention to the urgent need for action, by ports, to adapt to climate change and extreme weather events ... https://www.economist.com/finance-and-economics/2020/09/12/ports-are-highly-exposed-to-climate-change-and-often-ill-prepared 
Published in News
Monday, 18 May 2020 16:36

EU climate change adaptation strategy

Readers in the EU may be interested to know that the European Commission is consulting on the proposed new EU climate change adaptation strategy, to be launched as part of the Green Deal.  The strategy will focus on encouraging investment…
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Resilience refers to the capacity to anticipate and plan for disruptions, resist loss in operations and/or absorb their impacts, rapidly recover afterwards, and adapt to changing conditions and constraints. The properties of resilient systems are not new, but in the…
Published in NavClimate News
Ministers responsible for waterborne transport policy in the EU have welcomed the European Commission’s Communication on the European Green Deal and, in this context have agreed to work towards a carbon-neutral and zero pollution waterborne transport sector.  #NavClimate Supporter organisation the…
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Friday, 13 March 2020 18:37

#NavClimate March 2020 Newsletter issued

The March 2020 Newsletter of the #NavClimate partners is now available to download below.  This Newsletter discusses the early planning for COP26 in Glasgow; introduces the NavClimate events that are planned for later this year; and provides an update on…
Published in NavClimate News
A new publication from UNCTAD entitled 'Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation for Coastal Transport Infrastructure: A Compilation of Policies and Practices' is now available for download from https://unctad.org/en/pages/PublicationWebflyer.aspx?publicationid=2631.  This important new compilation recognises the strategic role of ports and of…
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On January 9th 2020 PIANC launched its technical guidance on climate change adaptation planning. Ports and waterways around the world are already experiencing air and water temperature increases, rising sea levels, and changes in parameters such as seasonal precipitation, wind…
Published in NavClimate News
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