In November 2021, the UK hosted COP26, the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, in Glasgow, Scotland. Contracting parties to the Convention met to assess progress towards achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement.
‘Adaptation and Resilience’ was a priority of the UK COP26 Presidency. Ports, like other forms of transport infrastructure, are potentially vulnerable to the effects of climate change, particularly extreme weather. If the sector is to be well-prepared to face these changes, urgent action is needed to adapt infrastructure and to improve the climate-resilience of both assets and operations.
In order to help promote such action, Navigating a Changing Climate Supporters held a workshop in Glasgow at the COP26 International Maritime Hub on 3-4 Nov, aimed to facilitate the exchange of experiences and the sharing of good practice. Presentations from port practitioners around the world were followed by participative panel discussion sessions.
Amongst others, the workshop included speakers from ports in the UK, USA, Argentina, Canada, South Africa, Spain, The Netherlands, Dubai, Malaysia and Australia.
In addition to the video recordings, the programme and presentations can be downloaded below.