Guiding principles for infrastructure climate change risk and adaptation studies
Gibbs, Mark T. (2015) Guiding principles for infrastructure climate change risk and adaptation studies. Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems, 32(3), pp. 206-215.
As global climate mitigation actions increasingly appear to be unable to curb global emissions, there has been a corresponding increase in climate adaptation planning undertaken by governments and communities. Along with an increasing number of adaptation studies, there has been an increasing complexity of adaptation studies as practitioners attempt to plan the adaptation of whole communities, cities and in some cases nations. These studies are commonly underpinned by increasingly complex climate change vulnerability studies that also attempt to encompass concepts such as resilience and adaptive capacity. Owners and operators of infrastructure assets and networks also need to consider climate change. This need has been met by an increasing number of climate change risk and adaptation studies of major infrastructure. The approaches used for these assessments are commonly derived from assessments of whole communities and policy development studies, and apply terminology that is often inconsistent with established engineering asset management methods and approaches. As a result the uptake of these studies has been less than desirable in many cases. To this end, the work presented here proposes a set of principles for undertaking the assessment of climate changes impacts on assets and infrastructure.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||climate change adaptation, climate risk assessment, infrastructure, Complex networks, Risk assessment, Adaptive capacity, Climate change risks, Engineering asset managements, Guiding principles, Infrastructure assets, Policy development, Climate change, adaptive management, climate effect|
|Copyright Owner:||2015 Taylor & Francis|
|Deposited On:||31 Jul 2016 23:58|
|Last Modified:||02 Aug 2016 04:04|
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