Climate Change Adaption in Transport Sector

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Climate Change Adaptation in the Transport Sector – Experience from Project Preparation and Network Management


A knowledge sharing seminar on climate change adaptation in the Transport sector was held in Brussels on 6 December 2017.




The JASPERS Networking Platform was created to complement JASPERS project advisory operations by implementing knowledge sharing and capacity building activities, as well as fostering dissemination of good practices and exchange of experiences among all EU member states, pre-accession countries and other JASPERS Stakeholders.



The JASPERS Networking Platform is open to relevant authorities from all EU Member States (EU 28), as well as pre-accession Countries.



Following up on previous Networking Platform events on the topic of climate change adaptation, this event aimed at focusing more specifically on experience from the transport sector, to share best practice examples between experts working in transport authorities. 






The event was structured around knowledge sharing in three main focus areas:

  • Experiences in the analysis of climate vulnerabilities on existing transport networks, identifying hotspots, managing risks and adaptation plans;

  • Experiences in the assessment of climate risks for new projects, looking at the methodologies implemented and practical project examples;

  • Best practices for disseminating information, raising awareness and sharing experiences within and between Countries. Ideas for sharing information from national to regional and local levels.

The sessions were interactive with an exchange of ideas and group discussions between technical experts.



The target group of the event were project managers and experts from transport authorities, in particular authorities managing transport networks.

The event aimed to bring together experts who have experience dealing with climate risks and climate change adaptation, with practitioners from transport authorities who are starting to address climate change adaptation in their projects and networks.

The purpose was to share best practice experiences and have an open discussion about how to further develop this topic across European countries with a focus on transport. 


The seminar was organised in cooperation with DG REGIO and DG CLIMA, who actively participated in the discussion.


The detailed agenda, presentations and a summary of the seminar are available on this page for downloading..


For more information on this seminar and on the activities of the JASPERS Networking Platform please write an email to

Previous JASPERS Platform seminars on Climate Change matters

Follow-up on Climate Change Related Requirements for Major Projects in 2014-2020 - June 2017

Knowledge sharing event on climate adaptation in projects - June 2016


Climate change requirements for major projects in 2014-2020 - September 2015


Useful resources


European Commission Publication on Climate Change and Major Projects


JASPERS Guidance Note: The Basics of Climate Change Adaptation, Vulnerability and Risk Assessment


European Commission Non-Paper Guidelines for Project Managers on Making Infrastructure Climate Resilient


EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change


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