Climate Change and Adaptation Planning for Ports
Edited by Koi Yu Adolf Ng, Austin Becker, Stephen Cahoon, Shu-Ling Chen, Paul Earl, Zaili Yang
Routledge – 2015 – 320 pages
As key links in transportation and supply chains, the effect of climate change on seaports has broad implications for the development prospects of the global economy. However, the picture is very uncertain because the impacts of climate change will be felt very differently around the world, both positively and negatively. This book addresses the need for quality theoretical analysis, highly innovative assessment methodologies, and insightful empirical global experiences so as to identify the best international practices, planning and appropriate policies to effectively adapt to, develop resilience, and indeed benefit from, the impacts posed by climate change on transportation and supply chains.
With contributions from reputable scholars, inter-governmental organizations and senior professionals in transportation and supply chains coming from five continents, this book investigates climate change, adaptation strategies and planning of transportation and supply chains from different angles. It encourages innovative and effective solutions in developing adaptation measures and resilience by ports, transportation and supply chains to climate change. This book will be essential for anyone interested in understanding climate change, its impacts on transportation and supply chain infrastructures, as well as the effective ways to adapt to such impacts.
1. Introduction2. Adaptation planning to climate change under uncertainties and the role of institutions: a theoretical analysis 3. An economic analysis on infrastructure investments against climate change: what are the decisions that should be made by regulators? 4. Analysing risks posed by climate change on transportation and supply chains: a fuzzy approach 5. Chase Adaptation of ports to climate change risks: the engineering perspective 6. The importance of ports adapting to climate change risks in developing countries 7. Adaptation of ports to climate change: a Canadian perspective 8. Climate change and adaptation of remote ports and supply chains: the case of Churchill, Manitoba 9. Stakeholder perceptions of storm impacts and resilience strategies at the Ports of Providence (RI) and Gulfport (MS) 10. Impacts of Hurricane Sandy at the Port of New York/New Jersey 11. Adapting to climate change by ports: the British experience 12. Climate adaptation in seaports: empirical findings from Northwest Germany 13. Port planning, logistics chains and the environment: an Italian view 14. The impact of climate change on Australian ports and supply chains: The emergence of adaptation strategies 15. Climate change and port adaptation planning in East Asia 16. The experience of Colombian ports in adapting to future climate change impacts 17. Climate change adaptation of infrastructure in developing countries: the best practices from Latin American ports18. An analysis on the changing climatic conditions of the Northwest Passage based on cross-temporal evidence 19. Arctic development: opportunities and challenges for Northern Ports