RailAdapt is a UIC initiative aimed at keeping UIC Members informed and prepared, in support of national Adaptation Plans, UN agreements and EU encouragement to reduce risks and costs whilst improving railways’ resilience in the face of Climate Change. Indeed building resilience in transport has been given a boost since the United Nations climate negotiations in Paris (COP 21) and Marrakech (COP 22), where all of the world governments agreed to develop adaptation plans. Railways will play no small part in this.
UIC is supporting its members by arranging a series of fact-finding and briefing workshops during 2017. UIC is inviting members and other key stakeholders to share experience and outline what support railways have and will need from governments and investors to help make the case and secure funding for improving the resilience of rail services. The findings of the workshop will provide timely input to the reviewed EU strategy on Adaption and associated EU Staff Working Document due to be published in 2018.
For more details about RailAdapt, see the flyer http://www.uic.org/IMG/pdf/railadapt.pdf
The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) provides information to help society and business sectors improve decision-making and planning regarding climate mitigation and adaptation. C3S is based on a combination of science and data and an advanced understanding of the market needs. The entry point to this European Project will be the Climate Data Store, whose first version will be accessible in the middle of the year 2017.
The SECTEUR project (Sector Engagement for Copernicus Climate Change Service; Translating European User Requirements) works with businesses and other organizations to understand their requirements, in terms of weather and climate data to support decision-making. This project is funded by the Reading-based European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecast (ECMWF) on behalf of Copernicus, the European Commission’s Earth observation and monitoring programme. Working with users in each sector will allow to focus on technical feasibility, market needs and gaps that could be filled with additional research. The ultimate aim of this project is to translate these user requirements into services for the C3S Sectoral Information System (SIS) and the Climate Data Store.
SECTEUR is engaging and interacting with a wide number of stakeholders across six sectors (including transport infrastructure) through surveys, workshops and interviews to establish an inventory of existing policy needs and user requirements in terms of climate data and climate impact indicators.
This projects is aligned with RailAdapt, a UIC initiative aimed at keeping UIC Members informed and prepared, in support of national Adaptation Plans, UN agreements (COP21 and Sustainable Development Goals), and EU encouragement to reduce risks and costs whilst improving railways’ resilience in the face of Climate Change. Building resilience in transport has been given a boost since the United Nations climate negotiations in Paris (COP 21 2015) and Marrakech (COP 22 2016), where all of the world governments agreed to develop adaptation plans. Railways will play no small part in this.
Regional asset engineers, local operations managers, senior national directors, responsible for long term planning, economics and finance or those interested in corporate risks.
1 South Place
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