Managing Climate Change Uncertainties – PIANC Technical Note – Free Download

PIANC’s Permanent Task Group for Climate Change (PTG CC) Technical Note No 1 – ‘Managing Climate Change Uncertainties in Selecting, Designing and Evaluating Options for Resilient Navigation Infrastructure’ has been released.

This 28 page Technical Note is available for free for both PIANC members and non-members.

The recent IPCC report on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability (IPCC, 2022) highlights the ‘dire consequences’ of failing to adapt to climate change.  The IPCC makes clear that urgent action is needed to adapt infrastructure – including port and navigation infrastructure and operations – and to strengthen their resilience.

But climate change emphasises existing uncertainties and introduces new ones … and these uncertainties have potentially significant ramifications for those involved in navigation infrastructure design, evaluation and investment.  What steps can therefore be taken to accommodate these uncertainties while avoiding unintended adverse consequences such as increased future vulnerability, diminished well-being or elevated greenhouse gas emissions? 

This PIANC PTG CC Technical Note aims to help project owners, designers and financiers deal with climate change uncertainties – not only in relation to the selection, design and evaluation of options for new waterborne transport infrastructure, but also the maintenance or modification of existing assets. 

This 28 page Technical Note is available for free for both PIANC members and non-members.

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