Second Workshop on Climate Change Adaption in Transport Sector

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

The second workshop on climate change adaptation in the Transport sector was held in Brussels on 6 June 2019.

    

 

 

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 previous Networking Platform activities on the subject of climate change adaptation and building on the results of a first thematic workshop on the transport sector organised in December 2017, this second workshop aims at providing new insights and reflections on good experiences and lessons learned on climate change proofing in transport projects and fostering its integration as part of transport networks management.

 

 

 

 

The event was structured around knowledge sharing in the following two topic sessions:


  • Experience with analysing climate change vulnerabilities and risks for transport projects; and
  • Integrating climate change into transport networks management.


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


The seminar was organised in cooperation with DG REGIO and DG CLIMA who addressed the audience at the beginning of the event and contributed actively to the discussion. DG REGIO provided reflections on the experience derived from climate change requirements and guidance for the current financial prospective and DG CLIMA outlined how the topic might be addressed in next financial prospective.


The event gathered about 80 participants from 15 member states and several EC services. Majority of the participants were project managers and experts from transport authorities, in particular authorities managing transport networks including representatives from relevant ministries and related stakeholders.

 

 

 

 

 

The workshop included best practice experience presentations followed by Q&A sessions with the audience. Group breakout sessions were also held where participants discussed case studies related to ensuring resilience to climate impacts on transport infrastructure and exchanged their own experience and views on integrating climate change adaptation into transport infrastructure.

 

 

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

 

The outcomes from the workshop discussions show that member states are generally at the beginning of integrating climate change adaptation into transport infrastructure projects (with some countries being more advanced and/or considering it also at the transport network level).


The issues of data availability, design standards (or implementation procedures) and design experience were considered as key for further progress. The need for and difficulties with cooperation among different internal and external stakeholders were also pointed out.


Finally, all participants agreed on the need for further information sharing on this topic and would welcome a dedicated platform for exchange of such knowledge and experience. 


For more information on this seminar and on the activities of the JASPERS Networking Platform please write an email to jaspersnetwork@eib.org



Previous JASPERS Platform seminars on Climate Change matters


First Workshop on Climate Change Adaption in Transport Sector - December 2017


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

 

Climate Change adaptation, risk prevention and management in the Water Sector - October 2014


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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