At COP27, the Marrakech Partnership convened a series of Implementation Labs to each address sector-specific adaptation and resilience breakthroughs. ICSI was selected to lead on the Implementation Lab addressing the following breakthrough: that ‘transport infrastructure is resilient to climate hazards through adoption of new technology, design and materials.’
The Transport Implementation Lab held on 16 November 2022 aimed to explore how the adaptation and resilience breakthrough can be operationalised, through knowledge-sharing, discussion and collaboration. Participants discussed available solutions, best practice and actions needed to deliver on the breakthrough, including resolutions to barriers.
This session focussed on implementation and brought together transport experts from the global engineering community, including from the private sector, professional associations, academia, and key transport industry bodies, alongside representatives from the policymaker and the investor communities.
The event saw input from over twenty organisations such as Airports Council International Europe, the International Union of Railways, World Road Association, Ethio-Djibouti Railways, Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) and many more.
Participants were also encouraged to share written case studies of climate-resilient transport solutions to accelerate collaboration and knowledge-sharing. Alongside an analysis of the event, these case studies have been recorded in a publication that is now available to read and download here.
You can also watch a recording of the session here (Nov 16, MP Transport – Engineering the vision for climate resilient transport).