PIANC passes on the baton of NavClimate

The Resilience Shift, PIANC and Navigating a Changing Climate were delighted to announce in November 2021 that The Resilience Shift will play a lead role in the Navigating a Changing Climate partnership during its next phase, and in the context of increasing global supply chain vulnerabilities and the critical need to decarbonise maritime transportation.

Navigating a Changing Climate (NCC) initiated by PIANC in 2015 is a global, multi-stakeholder partnership of associations with interests in waterborne transport infrastructure that work together to support the sector as it responds to climate change. More than 50 supporter organisations are also committed to the partnership’s aims.

Building on PIANC’s leadership

The Resilience Shift will succeed PIANC as Focal Point for the initiative, building on the partnership’s extensive work since 2015 to develop understanding, provide technical support and build climate change capacity, as well as fostering collaboration within and beyond the wider waterborne transport infrastructure sector.

The Resilience Shift is an independent not-for-profit group, with a global network of members, partners and collaborators, creating a movement to bridge the infrastructure systems gap, which aims to create a safe, resilient and sustainable future for all, in a world that is full of disruptive forces.

As established by PIANC, Navigating a Changing Climate’s website provides a one-stop shop climate change resource for the sector.  NCC also organised an international conference and many other sector-specific climate change mitigation and adaptation events; as well as overseen the publication of several technical good practice guidance documents; and much more.

New multi-year Action Plan

As lead partner, The Resilience Shift will now facilitate the development and implementation of a new multi-year Action Plan, furthering action on the urgent parallel agendas of climate mitigation and adaptation. 

This new Action Plan will bring together the climate-related activities being undertaken by each of the partner associations as well as shaping new collaborative initiatives to ensure a joined-up approach to delivering the transformational action required of the sector. 

PIANC’s Permanent Task Group on Climate Change (PTG CC) continues as a partner in NavClimate on behalf of PIANC.  PIANC will continue to contribute to the Navigating a Changing Climate objectives via its technical guidance documents and events organised by members of the PTG CC.

Both NCC and TRS are consortium organisations in the Resilience Rising global initiative.

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