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For those with interests in Europe, the Naiades III Action Plan on Inland Navigation was adopted today.   According to the Communication published at https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=COM%3A2021%3A324%3AFIN&qid=1624553618712, the fundamental transformation of European transport systems towards zero-emission mobility requires an integrated multimodal approach…
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Climate change impacts on seaports: A growing threat Seaports are critical for global trade and sustainable development. They provide access to global markets and supply-chains for all countries, and are integral to maritime transport, as well as fisheries, offshore energy…
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Until more ports take action [to adapt to rising sea levels and other impacts], shippers will have to navigate a port ecosystem where some facilities are preparing for climate change and others are not: that is the conclusion of a…
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Climate change adaptation for seaports in support of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development - UNCTAD expert meeting report published Drawing on UNCTAD’s earlier related work, the 8th session of the UNCTAD multi-year expert meeting on transport, trade logistics and…
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At the end of phase one of their Resilience4Ports project, The Resilience Shift has launched a new report on the resilience of ports. The report, 'Resilience4Ports: Gateways to a resilient future’ identifies 36 current and future trends and developments facing…
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The new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change, Building a Climate-Resilient Future, has been published today, 24 February 2021. The Strategy and associated resources can be accessed via https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_21_663  This EU Strategy sets out a pathway 'to prepare for…
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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…
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Monday, 22 June 2020 17:53

COVID-19 and climate change

COVID-19 or climate change?* Take a look at the list below ... Could it be that the bullet points represent some of the lessons the ports and navigation sector has already learned from the current COVID-19 crisis? Maximise operational resilience;…
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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…
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