Climate change adaptation guidelines for ports. Enhancing the resilience of seaports to a changing climate report series
|Title||Climate change adaptation guidelines for ports. Enhancing the resilience of seaports to a changing climate report series|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Scott, H, McEvoy, D, Chhetri, P, Basic, F, Mullett, J|
|Institution||National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility|
|Keywords||logistics, materials, New South Wales, NSW, ports, Qld, Queensland, S&I, sea level rise, Settlements and Infrastructure, transport, Vic, Victoria|
The project 'Climate resilient seaports' produced five reports that collectively generate technical, policy and operational recommendations for enhancing the resilience of Australian seaports to a changing climate.
Climate change adaptation guidelines for ports
This adaptation guidance document distils some of the key research findings from each of the project work packages in support of climate change adaptation decision-making. It is important to recognise that identifying risk is not a purely quantitative evaluation; it also involves qualitative decisions about the importance of the identified risks and which risks should be taken into account. Due to cascading impacts, it is also appropriate for ports to consider risks in partnership with key logistics providers and / or local governments. It is intended that these insights can inform and strengthen individual site-specific port assessments, and be used to test the assumptions held by ports.