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Saturday, 01 February 2020 10:22

Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation for Coastal Transport Infrastructure: a new report from UNCTAD

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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 other key coastal transport infrastructure as part of the global trading system, and stresses the potential for climate-related delays and disruptions across global supply chains.  Enhancing the climate resilience of coastal infrastructure is a matter of strategic economic importance.

Against this background, the UNCTAD publication explains how (in addition to legal and regulatory approaches, policies and plans) guidance, standards, best practices, methodologies and other tools in support of adaptation are urgently required.  The compilation presents several examples, from around the world, of approaches, reports, studies and guidance that are already available to support climate risk, vulnerability and impact assessments, as well as the development of effective adaptation response measures. 

PIANC's recent Working Group 178 report on Climate change adaptation planning for ports and inland waterways (downloadable for free at https://www.pianc.org/publications/envicom/wg178) is among the guidance documents highlighted in the UNCTAD publication.

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