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1st Edition

Climate Change and Adaptation Planning for Ports

ISBN 9781138797901
Published August 14, 2015 by Routledge
318 Pages 53 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

This book comprises of theories, methodologies and case studies from five continents (Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America, and Oceania) addressing climate change and the adaptation planning of ports and transportation infrastructures. With reputable contributors from academic, policymaking and professional sectors, it critically analyses the recent attempts by ports in establishing adaptation plans and strategies so to enhance ports and other transportation infrastructures’ resilience to the climate change risks.

This is the first book of its kind to focus on climate change adaptation for ports. It offers useful and comprehensive guidance to senior policymakers, industrial practitioners and researchers who are eager to understand the dynamics between climate change, adaptation planning of ports and transportation infrastructures.

Table of Contents

1. Time to Act: The Criticality of Ports in Adapting To the Impacts Posed By Climate Change 2. Seaport Adaptation for Climate Change: The Roles of Stakeholders and the Planning Process 3. Analyzing Risks Posed By Climate Change on Ports: A Fuzzy Approach 4. Climate Change and Adaptation Strategies of Canadian Ports and Shipping: The Case of the St. Lawrence- Great Lakes System 5. Climate Change and the Adaptation Planning Of Inland Port and Rail Infrastructures in the Province Of Manitoba in Canada 6. The Impacts of Hurricane Sandy on the Port Of New York and New Jersey: Lessons Learned For Port Recovery and Resilience 7. Climate Adaptation of German North Sea Ports: The Example of Bremerhaven 8. Port Planning and Climate Change: Evidence from Italy 9. Adaptation to an Increase in Typhoon Intensity and Sea Level Rise by Japanese Ports 10. Modeling and Evaluation of Green Port Development: A Case Study on Tianjin Port 11. Terminal Maritimo Muelles El Bosque, Cartagena, Colombia 12. Climate Change Adaptation in the Panama Canal 13. The Impact of Climate Change on Australian Ports and Supply Chains: The Emergence of Adaptation Strategies 14. A Decision Support Toolkit for Climate Resilient Seaports in the Pacific Region 15. Canada’s Arctic Shipping Challenge: Towards A 21st Century Northwest Passage 16. Arctic Transportation and New Global Supply Chain Organizations: The Northern Sea Route in the International Economic Geography 17. The State Of Climate Adaptation for Ports and the Way Forward

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Adolf K.Y. Ng is Professor of Transportation and Supply Chain Management at the Asper School of Business of the University of Manitoba, Canada.

Austin Becker is Assistant Professor of Coastal Planning, Policy, and Design at the University of Rhode Island (URI), USA.

Stephen Cahoon is the Director of the Sense-T NICTA Logistics Lab at the University of Tasmania, Australia.

Shu-ling Chen is a Senior Lecturer at the Australian Maritime College of the University of Tasmania, Australia.

Paul Earl is Senior Scholar at the Asper School of Business of the University of Manitoba, Canada.

Zaili Yang is Professor of Maritime Transport at Liverpool John Moores University, UK.