Exploiting and Refining a Methodology for the Rapid Assessment of Climate Impacts along Two International South East European Transport Corridors (CLIMACOR II)

Exploiting and Refining a Methodology for the Rapid Assessment of Climate Impacts along Two International South East European Transport Corridors (CLIMACOR II)

Source of funding

Regional Cooperation Council

Name of client/donor

Regional Cooperation Council

Overall project value

EUR 48,600

Date

July 2016 – December 2016

Beneficiary countries

South Eastern Europe

Number of staff

2

Climate change is likely to cause significant disruptions to transport networks as a result of a rise in sea levels, storm surges, flooding, heat waves, windstorms and landslides. The on-going work of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Transport Committee underscores the urgent need to prepare appropriate policy actions and bridge knowledge gaps in relation to foreseen threats. In order to accurately assess climate impacts, it is necessary to design a universal tool that can be used consistently, regardless of geographical location.

CLIMACOR II was a follow-up to a project that developed and tested a methodology for the assessment of the climate impacts on international passenger and freight transport corridors. The six-month assignment refined the methodology and, through four country experts in partnership with the South East Europe Transport Observatory (SEETO), tested it on one road corridor and one waterway, both of which are used for passengers and freight and span two to three countries South Eastern Europe.

The methodology provided a framework for assessing the overall resilience of transport infrastructure along a specific corridor and its capacity to cope with various climate threats. It also identified and gauged the potential of substitute routes and transport modes.

The results, accomplished via a series of workshops and desk research, provide better-quality data and analysis on infrastructure development that takes into account environmental considerations. The assessments, which include spatial data (annotated maps), scenarios and recommendations, are available on the links below:

Orient/East-Med Corridor Assessment

Rhine-Danube International Waterway Assessment 

 

* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

  • Assessment
  • Data collection
  • Report drafting