SP 1.4 Climate risk management and adaptation in ports

 Wednesday 10 May, 15.45 – 17.30, Van Walsum Room

Ports are widely regarded as being highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change while being critical gateways of international trade. The session explores challenges and opportunities generated by climate change in ports across the globe. It will start with a brief introduction about the broad range of climate risks aced by ports on the different aspects of their value chain. After this introduction, five case studies will be presented, introducing the audience to the different types of climate related risks that ports around the globe are subject to and the challenges of assessing and addressing these risks. The presentations will be followed by a moderated panel discussion.

Organised by Laura Canevari, Acclimatise, United Kingdom
Partners International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), USA
University of Rhode Island, USA
AECOM, USA
The Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Chair Amanda Rycerz, Acclimatise, United Kingdom
Rapporteur Virginie Fayoll, Acclimatise, United Kingdom
Presentations

Introduction: climate risks across ports value chains
Laura Canevari, Acclimatise, United Kingdom

Climate change risk assessment and management for the Terminal Maritima Muelles el Bosque
Vladimir Stenek, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Climate risks and adaptation plan for the Port of Manzanillo
Laura Canevari, Acclimatise, United Kingdom

Port of Providence
Austin Becker, University of Rhode Island, USA

Coastal resiliency strategies for the Port of Long Beach
Claire Bonham-Carter, AECOM, USA

Taking a port-city approach to resilience: the Port of Rotterdam
Marc Eisma, Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands

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