Navigating a Changing Climate
|Name of initiative||Navigating a Changing Climate|
|Secretariat||PIANC General Secretariat, Bâtiment Graaf de Ferraris - 11ième étage, Blvd. du Roi Albert II, 20 - Boîte 3, B-1000 Bruxelles, Belgium. Tel.: 32 2 553 71 61, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Focal Point: email@example.com|
|Organisational structure|| PIANC (The World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure) leads a partnership of nine international associations with interests in waterborne transport infrastructure and its operation/management. In addition to PIANC, the partners are:
- International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) - International Harbour Masters’ Association (IHMA) - International Maritime Pilots’ Association (IMPA) - Smart Freight Centre (SFC) - European Dredging Association (EuDA) - European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) - Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) - Inland Waterways International (IWI). Other organisations can register as 'supporters' of the Navigating a Changing Climate initiative. As of November 2019 we have 50 supporter organisations.
|Name of lead organisation||The World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure (PIANC)|
|Type of lead organisation||NGO/Civil Society, International organisation|
|Location/Nationality of lead organisation||Belgium|
|Description||A multi-stakeholder partnership of international associations working to develop and provide sector-specific technical and institutional resources to support the owners, operators and users of waterborne transport infrastructure as they respond to the challenges of climate change.|
|Objectives||Raise awareness about the challenges associated with navigating a changing climate. Encourage a shift to low carbon infrastructure; urgent action to improve resilience and adapt; and integrated solutions including Working with Nature.|
|Activities|| The Navigating a Changing Climate Action Plan (downloadable at http://navclimate.pianc.org/about/action-plan) sets out a series of actions under four headings: raising awareness; shifting to low carbon infrastructure; strengthening resilience and adapting; and developing integrated solutions including Working with Nature.
Some of these actions are being promoted by a particular member of the coalition. For example, PIANC prepares and publishes technical guidance documents; IAPH runs the World Ports Sustainability Programme, of which climate change mitigation/energy and adaptation/resilience are important pillars; and the Smart Freight Centre is developing industry-specific carbon accounting methodologies. Other activities are carried out jointly, for example the organisation of an international conference on climate change mitigation and adaptation in 2017 (see http://navclimate.pianc.org/news/key-messages-from-navigating-a-changing-climate-conference) with follow up events planned for 2020-2021; and the development, by IMarEST, of a one-stop-shop website for the navigation infrastructure sector (http://navclimate.pianc.org). In addition to the partner associations (see http://navclimate.pianc.org/about/think-climate-coalition), organisations that support the objectives of the coalition can sign up as supporters (see http://navclimate.pianc.org/supporters). In November 2019, there are 50 supporter organisations registered.
|One or two success stories achieved|| Launch of World Ports Sustainability Programme with workstreams on energy and on resilience (March 2018) - IAPH.
Publication of sector-specific guidance on carbon management (April 2019) and on climate change adaptation planning (due December 2019) - PIANC. Acceptance of port call optimisation as a means of reducing emissions from vessels, and agreement on harmonisation of port call data (2019) - IHMA. Details about these success stories can be found using the search facility at https://navclimate.pianc.org/news or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Monitoring and Impacts
|Function of initiative||Capacity building, Technical dialogue|
|Activity of initiative||Training and education, Knowledge dissemination and exchange, Knowledge production and innovation|
|Goals|| The partners in the Navigating a Changing Climate partnership share a single vision (i.e. what we hope the initiative will achieve when complete). We want to see a responsible, well-informed and innovative sector where the owners, operators and users of inland and maritime waterborne transport infrastructure in all countries:
- are aware of the issues associated with navigating a changing climate, and of the need to act now - have access to existing and new, sector-specific technical and institutional resources aimed at facilitating climate change mitigation and adaptation - have developed the capacity to make timely and effective decisions on mitigation and adaptation options, and - collaborate with others within and beyond the sector to identify and deliver integrated, resilient and sustainable solutions, with an emphasis on Working with Nature.
To achieve this vision, we set the following goals: - to promote a shift to low carbon inland and maritime navigation infrastructure - to build capacity and enhance decision-making on mitigation and adaptation options; and - to raise awareness of the need to act urgently to improve preparedness and strengthen the resilience of waterborne transport infrastructure, with an emphasis on Working with Nature.
The Navigating a Changing Climate Action Plan (downloadable at http://navclimate.pianc.org/about/action-plan) sets out the 2015-2020 roadmap for the initiative.
|Comments on indicators and goals|| 2a. Promote awareness of and scale up relevant IAPH World Ports Climate Initiative activities: now World Ports Sustainability Programme (100%, ongoing)
2b. Promote uptake of the GLEC framework for emissions calculations (100%, ongoing) 2c. ESPO Green Ports, ECOPORTS, carbon foot-printing (100%) 2d. Raise awareness of and promote Blue Carbon pilot studies (25%) 2e. Raise awareness of relevant partner initiatives to reduce emissions from vessels (100%, ongoing) 2f. Prepare and disseminate technical guidance on carbon management for port and navigation infrastructure projects: published 2018 (100%) 2g. Establish an effective means of documenting and monitoring emissions from dredging and infrastructure construction projects (25%) 2h. Port emissions status assessment (100%) 2j. Facilitate the preparation of new technical guidance on mitigation and offsetting measures and low carbon alternatives (50%) 2k. Facilitate the development and delivery of training and capacity building in relation to emissions reduction options (50%) 3a. Prepare and disseminate technical guidance on climate change adaptation for inland and maritime navigation infrastructure: published 2020 (100%) 3b. Update PIANC’s Task Group 3 report Climate Change and Navigation: publication: due 2021 (75%) 3c. ESPO add climate change adaptation component to the EcoPorts methodologies (100%) 3d. Improve awareness of the implications of climate change for operational practices and supporting infrastructure (100%, ongoing) 3e. Raise awareness of existing technical guidance on risk assessment and on climate-proofing waterborne transport infrastructure (100%, ongoing) 3f. ESPO Green Guide adaptation best practice dissemination (50%) 3g. Facilitate the preparation of new technical guidance on navigation infrastructure adaptation and strengthening resilience (75%) 3h. Facilitate the development and delivery of training and capacity building on adaptation options for navigation infrastructure (25%) 4a. Promote awareness of and scale up relevant Working with Nature activities (100%, ongoing) 4b. Continue to build knowledge and practical experience of Building with Nature solutions (25%) 4c. Promote integrated coastal management to help develop and deliver nature friendly mitigation and adaptation solutions (25%) 4d. Promote the adoption of sustainable, integrated solutions for shippers and supply chains such as those advocated by SFC (100%, ongoing) 4e. Disseminate information about integrated initiatives such as Early Contractor Involvement (50%) 4f. Promote the ESPO 5Es approach (100%, ongoing)
|How will goals be achieved||The goals will be delivered via completion of a series of actions summarised in our Action Plan downloadable at http://navclimate.pianc.org/about/action-plan|
|Have you changed or strenghtened your goals||No change to goals but some actions have been amended or added to as a result of a gap analysis|
|Progress towards the goals||Since the initiative was started in 2015, four new partners have joined (now 9 partner associations) and 50 organisations have signed up as supporters. An international conference has been held and other events are planned for 2020 and 2021. A website has been developed and now provides regular sector-specific updates for the owners, operators and users of waterborne transport infrastructure. Various workshops have been held on mitigation and adaptation topics; and several industry-specific guidance documents or methodologies for carbon accounting and adaptation have been developed or are in progress.|
|How are you tracking progress of your initiative||The Navigating a Changing Climate partners meet twice yearly to assess progress against the targets set out in the Action Plan. In addition to being documented internally, progress is reported through the Paris Process on Mobility and Climate (PPMC) facilitated by SLoCaT.|
|Available reporting||Reports in the PPMC annual report, e.g.:|
|Companies||19||Compagnie Nationale du Rhône (France),Acclimatise (United Kingdom),Dredging Environmental and Marine Engineering (Belgium),Arup (Ireland),Ramboll (USA),Aurecon (Australia),Sprott Planning & Environment Pty Ltd (Australia),Cardno (Australia),HR Wallingford (United K.),London Maritime Group (United K.),New York State Canal Corporation (USA),Acostasub (Spain),Applied Technology & Management (USA),JBA Consulting (United K.),BremenPorts (Germany),New South Wales Ports (Australia),Norconsult (Norway),North Queensland Bulk Ports (Australia),Via Green (Brazil)|
|Business organisations||9||ANEBP (Spain), European Boating Industry (Belgium), European Inland Waterway Transport Platform (Belgium), EFIP (Belgium), International Bulk terminals Association - IBTA (United Kingdom), Norwegian Ports Association (Norway), Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators (United Kingdom), Ports Australia (Australia), The Resilience Shift (United K.).|
|Research and educational organisations||10||Maritime Engineering Laboratory of the Barcelona-Tech University (Spain), ERDC U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (USA), EUropean Maritime & Environmental Research (Italy), University of Rhode Island Dept. of Marine Affairs (USA), COPRI (USA), CEREMA (France), Deltares (Netherlands), IFSTTAR (France), SedNet (Netherlands), Laboratori d’Enginyeria Marítima (Spain).|
|Non-governmental organisations||8||UK Maritime Pilots' Association (United Kingdom), European Maritime Pilots' Association (United Kingdom), ICHCA (United Kingdom), Mariritime Pilots Malaysia (Malaysia), Royal Yachting Association (United Kingdom), Associated Marine Officers' and Seamen's Union of the Philippines (Philippines), Inland Navigation Europe (Belgium), PIANC UK (United Kingdom).|
|Governmental actors||1||Puertos del Estado - Spanish State Ports (Spain).|
|Regional / state / county actors||0|
|City / municipal actors||5||Port of London Authority (United Kingdom), Montreal Port Authority (Canada), Port of Trois-Rivières (Canada), Port Saint John (Canada), Port of Antwerp (Belgium)|
|Other members||3||below50 (Switzerland), SLoCaT - Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (China), UNCTAD Trade Logistics Branch (Switzerland).|
|Supporting partners||9|| Partners in the initiative are:
- The World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure (PIANC) - International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) - International Harbour Masters’ Association (IHMA) - International Maritime Pilots’ Association (IMPA) - Smart Freight Centre (SFC) - European Dredging Association (EuDA) - European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) - Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) - Inland Waterways International (IWI)
|Number of members in the years|| |
|Have only national states as participators||No|
|Transport||Agriculture||Forestry||Business||Financial institutions||Buildings||Industry||Waste||Cities and subnational governments||Short Term Pollutants||International maritime transport||Energy Supply||Fluorinated gases||Energy efficiency||Renewable energy||Supply chain emission reductions||Adaptation||Other||Resilience||Innovation||Energy Access and Efficiency||Private Finance|
Not only have national states as participators