SP 1.3 Adaptation of highway infrastructure to climate change in four Northern European countries – connected with spatial planning and other modalities

 Tuesday 10 May, 15.45 – 17.30, Goudriaan Room II

Climate change has significant potential effects on transport and infrastructure. This sector is a global leader in adaptation. An example is the International Roads Association Guidance on Climate Adaptation. In this session, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and Norway will demonstrate climate change adaptation of roads with examples of projects showing: regional, multimodal and specific aspects. The session will also demonstrate how road infrastructure is linked with environment and spatial adaptation. To engage participants, challenges will be presented by the speakers via a panel discussion, whereby participants can bring in their experience and questions interactively.

Organised by Kees van Muiswinkel, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, Rijkswaterstaat,
the Netherlands
Partners Danish Road Directorate (Vejdirektorat), Denmark
Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt), Germany
Norwegian Public Roads Administration (Statens Vegvesen), Norway
Chair Christian Axelsen, Danish Road Directorate (Vejdirektorat), Denmark
Rapporteur Joke Schalk, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, Rijkswaterstaat Water, Traffic and Environment, the Netherlands
Presentations

Roads as part of complex infrastructure and area use in Norway and the Netherlands
Kees van Muiswinkel, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, Rijkswaterstaat, the Netherlands
Joakim Sellevold, Norwegian Public Roads Administration, Norway

Adaptation of Road Infrastructure in a multimodal context in Germany
Martin Klose, Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt), Germany

Blue spot risk identification on major Danish roads and implementing results with an interdisciplinary approach
Christian Axelsen, Danish Road Directorate (Vejdirektorat), Denmark

HOSTS OF THE CONFERENCE