Climate Change Adaptation for Transportation Systems

Climate Change Adaptation for Transportation Systems
Author: Michael A.P. Taylor
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN 10: 0128166479
ISBN 13: 9780128166475
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change Adaptation for Transportation Systems Book Review:

Climate Change Adaptation for Transportation Systems examines the international state of knowledge on climate change and weather and their potential impacts on the planning, design and serviceability of transportation networks. The book describes alternative frameworks for adapting to climate change in the planning, provision and management of transportation systems. It discusses methods and models for including climate and weather factors in planning and design for use in transportation asset systems under risk and uncertainty. Giving specific attention to road, rail, ports and harbors, the book provides users with the tools they need in decision-making approaches where there is uncertainty. Examines the impact of climate change and extreme weather on the performance and serviceability of transportation assets Explores the issues, methods, frameworks, models and techniques for assessing transportation systems' performance, including considerations for climate and the environment Provides case studies from around the world to illustrate methods, covering a wide range of climatic conditions, considerations and approaches for transportation planners

Climate Change Adaptation Guide for Transportation Systems Management Operations and Management

Climate Change Adaptation Guide for Transportation Systems Management  Operations  and Management
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2015
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:945197807
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation for Transport Networks and Nodes

Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation for Transport Networks and Nodes
Author: United Nations Publications
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2020-04-14
ISBN 10: 9789211172379
ISBN 13: 9211172373
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation for Transport Networks and Nodes Book Review:

This report presents the analyses of several climate variables relevant to transport networks and nodes within the ECE region. Regional maps have been produced in Geographical Information System (GIS) format, showing the main transportation networks, which have been overlain by the spatial distribution of the climate change projections, thereby presenting an initial perspective of areas of potential risk which could warrant more in-depth assessment. The Group of Experts has also reviewed and presented country experiences in the form of case studies, demonstrating a range of efforts that have been undertaken to analyse climate change impacts on transport assets and operations. With its work, the Group of Experts wishes to raise awareness on the importance of considering climate change and extreme weather (for example, in planning, construction, maintenance and operations) and of strengthening the climate resilience of inland transport assets, networks and nodes. It also aims to stimulate the continuation of work to establish the necessary analytical basis to facilitate local or regional assessments, leading to the identification of specific transport assets at risk which may require adaptation efforts. The Group of Experts, within this report, also formulated a series of lessons learned which have served as a basis to recommend future action at national and international levels towards improved transportation system climate resilience.

Climate Change and Adaptation Planning for Ports

Climate Change and Adaptation Planning for Ports
Author: Adolf K. Y. Ng,Austin Becker,Stephen Cahoon,Shu-Ling Chen,Paul Earl,Zaili Yang
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2015-08-14
ISBN 10: 1317631307
ISBN 13: 9781317631309
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change and Adaptation Planning for Ports Book Review:

As key links in transportation and supply chains, the effect of climate change on seaports has broad implications for the development prospects of the global economy. However, the picture is very uncertain because the impacts of climate change will be felt very differently around the world, both positively and negatively. This book addresses the need for quality theoretical analysis, highly innovative assessment methodologies, and insightful empirical global experiences so as to identify the best international practices, planning and appropriate policies to effectively adapt to, develop resilience, and indeed benefit from, the impacts posed by climate change on transportation and supply chains. This book comprises of theories, methodologies and case studies from five continents (Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America, and Oceania) addressing climate change and the adaptation planning of ports and transportation infrastructures. With reputable contributors from academic, policymaking and professional sectors, it critically analyses the recent attempts by ports in establishing adaptation plans and strategies so to enhance ports and other transportation infrastructures’ resilience to the climate change risks. This is the first book of its kind to focus on climate change adaptation for ports. It offers useful and comprehensive guidance to senior policymakers, industrial practitioners and researchers who are eager to understand the dynamics between climate change, adaptation planning of ports and transportation infrastructures.

Adapting Infrastructure to Climate Change

Adapting Infrastructure to Climate Change
Author: Todd Schenk
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2017-08-15
ISBN 10: 1317272633
ISBN 13: 9781317272632
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adapting Infrastructure to Climate Change Book Review:

Many of the challenges that decision-makers grapple with in relation to climate change are governance related. Planning and decision-making is evolving in ambiguous institutional environments, in which many key issues remain unresolved, including relationships between different actors; funding arrangements; and the sources and procedures for vetting data. These issues are particularly acute at this juncture, as climate adaptation moves from broad planning processes to the management of infrastructure systems. Concrete decisions must be made. Adapting Infrastructure to Climate Change draws on case studies of three coastal cities situated within very different governance regimes: neo-corporatist Rotterdam, neo-pluralist Boston and semi-authoritarian Singapore. The book examines how infrastructure managers and other stakeholders grappling with complex and uncertain climate risks are likely to make project-level decisions in practice, and how more effective decision-making can be supported. The differences across governance regimes are currently unaccounted for in adaptation planning, but are crucial as best practices are devised. These lessons are also applicable to infrastructure planning and decision-making in other contexts. This book will be of great interest to scholars of climate change and environmental policy and governance, particularly in the context of infrastructure management.

Potential Impacts of Climate Change on U S Transportation

Potential Impacts of Climate Change on U S  Transportation
Author: Committee on Climate Change and U.S. Transportation,Transportation Research Board,Division on Earth and Life Studies
Publsiher: Transportation Research Board
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2008-07-16
ISBN 10: 0309113067
ISBN 13: 9780309113069
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Potential Impacts of Climate Change on U S Transportation Book Review:

While every mode of transportation in the U.S. will be affected as the climate changes, potentially the greatest impact on transportation systems will be flooding of roads, railways, transit systems, and airport runways in coastal areas because of rising sea levels and surges brought on by more intense storms, says a new report from the National Research Council. Though the impacts of climate change will vary by region, it is certain they will be widespread and costly in human and economic terms, and will require significant changes in the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of transportation systems. The U.S. transportation system was designed and built for local weather and climate conditions, predicated on historical temperature and precipitation data. The report finds that climate predictions used by transportation planners and engineers may no longer be reliable, however, in the face of new weather and climate extremes. Infrastructure pushed beyond the range for which it was designed can become stressed and fail, as seen with loss of the U.S. 90 Bridge in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

Climate Change Adaptation in Africa

Climate Change Adaptation in Africa
Author: Walter Leal Filho,Simane Belay,Jokasha Kalangu,Wuta Menas,Pantaleo Munishi,Kumbirai Musiyiwa
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 757
Release: 2017-03-27
ISBN 10: 3319495208
ISBN 13: 9783319495200
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change Adaptation in Africa Book Review:

This collection showcases experiences from research and field projects in climate change adaptation on the African continent. It includes a set of papers presented at a symposium held in Addis Abeba in February 2016, which brought together international experts to discuss “fostering African resilience and capacity to adapt.” The papers introduce a wide range of methodological approaches and practical case studies to show how climate change adaptation can be implemented in regions and countries across the continent. Responding to the need for more cross-sectoral interaction among the various stakeholders working in the field of climate change adaptation, the book fosters the exchange of information on best practices across the African continent.

Vulnerability Analysis for Transportation Networks

Vulnerability Analysis for Transportation Networks
Author: Michael Taylor
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2017-06-07
ISBN 10: 0128110112
ISBN 13: 9780128110119
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vulnerability Analysis for Transportation Networks Book Review:

Vulnerability Analysis for Transportation Networks provides an integrated framework for understanding and addressing how transportation networks across all modes perform when parts of the network fail or are substantially degraded, such as extreme weather events, natural disasters, road crashes, congestion incidents or road repair. The book reviews the range of existing approaches to network vulnerability and identifies the application of each approach, illustrating them with case studies from around the world. The book covers the dimensions of time (hours, days, weeks, months and years), spatial coverage (national networks, regional areas, metropolitan and urbanized areas) and modes (road, urban public transport and national railway systems). It shows how the provided framework can be used to indicate the most suitable accessibility tools and metrics for a particular application. Vulnerability Analysis for Transportation Networks is for academics and researchers in transportation networks and for practicing professionals involved in the planning and management of transportation networks and services. Presents the most current, complete and integrated account of transport network vulnerability analysis Includes numerous case studies from around the world Compares alternative approaches to vulnerability analysis for multiple modes and the applicability of each Shows how academic transport network planning and management research development can be applied to actual practice, with special focus on socio-economic and environmental impacts

Climate Adaptation Finance and Investment in California

Climate Adaptation Finance and Investment in California
Author: Jesse M. Keenan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2018-11-08
ISBN 10: 0429677057
ISBN 13: 9780429677052
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Adaptation Finance and Investment in California Book Review:

This book serves as a guide for local governments and private enterprises as they navigate the unchartered waters of investing in climate change adaptation and resilience. This book serves not only as a resource guide for identifying potential funding sources but also as a roadmap for asset management and public finance processes. It highlights practical synergies between funding mechanisms, as well as the conflicts that may arise between varying interests and strategies. While the main focus of this work is on the State of California, this book offers broader insights for how states, local governments and private enterprises can take those critical first steps in investing in society’s collective adaptation to climate change.

Climate Adaptation Policy and Evidence

Climate Adaptation Policy and Evidence
Author: Peter Tangney
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2017-07-28
ISBN 10: 1351978489
ISBN 13: 9781351978484
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Adaptation Policy and Evidence Book Review:

Evidence-based policymaking is often promoted within liberal democracies as the best means for government to balance political values with technical considerations. Under the evidence-based mandate, both experts and non-experts often assume that policy problems are sufficiently tractable and that experts can provide impartial and usable advice to government so that problems like climate change adaptation can be effectively addressed; at least, where there is political will to do so. This book compares the politics and science informing climate adaptation policy in Australia and the UK to understand how realistic these expectations are in practice. At a time when both academics and practitioners have repeatedly called for more and better science to anticipate climate change impacts and, thereby, to effectively adapt, this book explains why a dearth of useful expert evidence about future climate is not the most pressing problem. Even when it is sufficiently credible and relevant for decision-making, climate science is often ignored or politicised to ensure the evidence-based mandate is coherent with prevailing political, economic and epistemic ideals. There are other types of policy knowledge too that are, arguably, much more important. This comparative analysis reveals what the politics of climate change mean for both the development of useful evidence and for the practice of evidence-based policymaking.

ITF Research Reports Adapting Transport to Climate Change and Extreme Weather Implications for Infrastructure Owners and Network Managers

ITF Research Reports Adapting Transport to Climate Change and Extreme Weather Implications for Infrastructure Owners and Network Managers
Author: International Transport Forum
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2016-12-15
ISBN 10: 9282108074
ISBN 13: 9789282108079
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ITF Research Reports Adapting Transport to Climate Change and Extreme Weather Implications for Infrastructure Owners and Network Managers Book Review:

This report addresses the fundamental challenges that climate change poses to infrastructure owners, who face two major challenges. First, they must ensure continued asset performance under sometimes significantly modified climate conditions that may decrease the present value of their networks ...

Successful Adaptation to Climate Change

Successful Adaptation to Climate Change
Author: Susanne C. Moser,Maxwell T. Boykoff
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-07-18
ISBN 10: 1135071306
ISBN 13: 9781135071301
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Successful Adaptation to Climate Change Book Review:

What does successful adaptation look like? This is a question we are frequently asked by planners, policy makers and other professionals charged with the task of developing and implementing adaptation strategies. While adaptation is increasingly recognized as an important climate risk management strategy, and on-the-ground adaptation planning activity is becoming more common-place, there is no clear guidance as to what success would look like, what to aim for and how to judge progress. This edited volume makes significant progress toward unpacking the question of successful adaptation, offering both scientifically informed and practice-relevant answers from various sectors and regions of the world. It brings together 18 chapters from leading experts within the field to present careful analyses of different cases and situations, questioning throughout commonly avowed truisms and unspoken assumptions that have pervaded climate adaptation science and practice to date. This book offers not one answer but demonstrates how the question of success in important ways is normative and context specific. It identifies the various dimensions of success, such as economic, political, institutional, ecological, and social, explores the tensions between them, and compiles encouraging evidence that resolutions can be found. The book appraises how climatic and non-climatic stressors play a role, what role science does and can play in adaptation decision making, and how trade-offs and other concerns and priorities shape adaptation planning and implementation on the ground. This is timely interdisciplinary text sheds light on key issues that arise in on-the-ground adaptation to climate change. It bridges the gap between science and practical application of successful adaptation strategies and will be of interest to both students, academics and practitioners.

OECD Studies on Water Water and Climate Change Adaptation Policies to Navigate Uncharted Waters

OECD Studies on Water Water and Climate Change Adaptation Policies to Navigate Uncharted Waters
Author: OECD
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2013-09-02
ISBN 10: 9264200444
ISBN 13: 9789264200449
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

OECD Studies on Water Water and Climate Change Adaptation Policies to Navigate Uncharted Waters Book Review:

This publication sets out the challenge for freshwater in a changing climate and provides policy guidance on how to navigate this new "waterscape".

The Future of Intelligent Transport Systems

The Future of Intelligent Transport Systems
Author: George J. Dimitrakopoulos,Lorna Uden,Iraklis Varlamis
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2020-03-27
ISBN 10: 0128182814
ISBN 13: 9780128182819
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of Intelligent Transport Systems Book Review:

The Future of Intelligent Transport Systems considers ITS from three perspectives: users, business models and regulation/policy. Topics cover in-vehicle applications, such as autonomous driving, vehicle-to-vehicle/vehicle-to-infrastructure communication, and related applications, such as personalized mobility. The book also examines ITS technology enablers, such as sensing technologies, wireless communication, computational technology, user behavior as part of the transportation chain, financial models that influence ITS, regulations, policies and standards affecting ITS, and the future of ITS applications. Users will find a holistic approach to the most recent technological advances and the future spectrum of mobility. Systematically presents the whole spectrum of next generation Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) technologies Integrates coverage of personalized mobility and digital assistants, big data analytics and autonomous driving Includes end-of-chapter, open-ended questions that trigger thinking on the technological, managerial and regulatory aspects of ITS

Public Roads

Public Roads
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2010
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: SRLF:D0011836897
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Planning for Climate Change

Planning for Climate Change
Author: Simin Davoudi,Jenny Crawford,Abid Mehmood
Publsiher: Earthscan
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1849770158
ISBN 13: 9781849770156
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planning for Climate Change Book Review:

Climate change is changing the context of spatial planning and shaping its priorities. It has strengthened its environmental dimension and has become a new rationale for coordinating actions and integrating different policy priorities. This book sets out the economic, social and environmental challenges that climate change raises for urban and regional planners and explores current and potential responses. These are set within the context of recent research and scholarly works on the role of spatial planning in combating climate change. Addressing both mitigation measures for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to the effects of climate change, the book provides an overview of emerging practice, with analysis of the drivers of policy change and practical implementation of measures. It scopes planning issues and opportunities at different spatial scales, drawing on both the UK and international experiences and highlighting the need to link global and local responses to shared risks and opportunities.

Climate Change Impacts and Women s Livelihood

Climate Change Impacts and Women   s Livelihood
Author: Salim Momtaz,Muhammad Asaduzzaman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2018-10-08
ISBN 10: 0429869738
ISBN 13: 9780429869730
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change Impacts and Women s Livelihood Book Review:

Very few studies have been conducted to explore the vulnerability of women in the context of climate change. This book addresses this absence by investigating the structure of women’s livelihoods and coping capacity in a disaster vulnerable coastal area of Bangladesh. The research findings suggest that the distribution of livelihood capitals of vulnerable women in rural Bangladesh is heavily influenced by several climatic events, such as cyclones, floods and seasonal droughts that periodically affect the region. Women face several challenges in their livelihoods, including vulnerability to their income, household assets, lives and health, food security, education, water sources, sanitation and transportation systems, because of ongoing climate change impacts. The findings have important policy relevance for all involved in disaster and risk management, both within Bangladesh and the developing countries facing climate change impacts. Based on the research findings, the book also provides recommendations to improving the livelihoods of women in the coastal communities. This book will appeal to academics, researchers and professionals in environmental management, gender and development, and climate change governance looking at the effects of and adaptation to climate change, gender issues and natural disaster management strategies.

Climate Adaptation and Flood Risk in Coastal Cities

Climate Adaptation and Flood Risk in Coastal Cities
Author: Jeroen Aerts,Wouter Botzen,Malcolm Bowman,Piet Dircke,Philip Ward
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-12-04
ISBN 10: 113652892X
ISBN 13: 9781136528927
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Adaptation and Flood Risk in Coastal Cities Book Review:

This book presents climate adaptation and flood risk problems and solutions in coastal cities including an independent investigation of adaptation paths and problems in Rotterdam, New York and Jakarta. The comparison draws out lessons that each city can learn from the others. While the main focus is on coastal flooding, cities are also affected by climate change in other ways, including impacts that occur away from the coast. The New York City Water Supply System, for example, stretches as far as 120 miles upstate, and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection has undertaken extensive climate assessment not only for its coastal facilities, but also for its upstate facilities, which will be affected by rising temperatures, droughts, inland flooding and water quality changes. The authors examine key questions, such as: Are current city plans climate proof or do we need to finetune our ongoing investments? Can we develop a flood proof subway system? Can we develop new infrastructure in such a way that it serves flood protection, housing and natural values?

Limiting the Magnitude of Future Climate Change

Limiting the Magnitude of Future Climate Change
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate,America's Climate Choices: Panel on Limiting the Magnitude of Climate Change
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2010-12-06
ISBN 10: 9780309155946
ISBN 13: 0309155940
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Limiting the Magnitude of Future Climate Change Book Review:

Climate change, driven by the increasing concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, poses serious, wide-ranging threats to human societies and natural ecosystems around the world. The largest overall source of greenhouse gas emissions is the burning of fossil fuels. The global atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide, the dominant greenhouse gas of concern, is increasing by roughly two parts per million per year, and the United States is currently the second-largest contributor to global emissions behind China. Limiting the Magnitude of Future Climate Change, part of the congressionally requested America's Climate Choices suite of studies, focuses on the role of the United States in the global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The book concludes that in order to ensure that all levels of government, the private sector, and millions of households and individuals are contributing to shared national goals, the United States should establish a "budget" that sets a limit on total domestic greenhouse emissions from 2010-2050. Meeting such a budget would require a major departure from business as usual in the way the nation produces and uses energy-and that the nation act now to aggressively deploy all available energy efficiencies and less carbon-intensive technologies and to develop new ones. With no financial incentives or regulatory pressure, the nation will continue to rely upon and "lock in" carbon-intensive technologies and systems unless a carbon pricing system is established-either cap-and-trade, a system of taxing emissions, or a combination of the two. Complementary policies are also needed to accelerate progress in key areas: developing more efficient, less carbon-intense energy sources in electricity and transportation; advancing full-scale development of new-generation nuclear power, carbon capture, and storage systems; and amending emissions-intensive energy infrastructure. Research and development of new technologies that could help reduce emissions more cost effectively than current options is also strongly recommended.

Nature Based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas

Nature Based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas
Author: Nadja Kabisch,Horst Korn,Jutta Stadler,Aletta Bonn
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2017-09-01
ISBN 10: 3319560913
ISBN 13: 9783319560915
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nature Based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas Book Review:

This open access book brings together research findings and experiences from science, policy and practice to highlight and debate the importance of nature-based solutions to climate change adaptation in urban areas. Emphasis is given to the potential of nature-based approaches to create multiple-benefits for society. The expert contributions present recommendations for creating synergies between ongoing policy processes, scientific programmes and practical implementation of climate change and nature conservation measures in global urban areas. Except where otherwise noted, this book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/