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F&L Webinar, 19 Feb 2019
Climate change: how can we safeguard supply chains and ensure security of supply for customers?

  • What does meteorology can tell us about the nature and extent of climate change in simple and clear terms?
  • How vulnerable will our supply chains be to climate change?
  • How can we protect our logistics assets and infrastructure across all modes?
  • Can we develop holistic climate resilience strategies for freight transport?

With a practical focus, we welcomed logistics specialist Professor Alan McKinnon, Climatologist and Climate System Modeller Professor Christoph Matulla, and Head of Mobility and Logistics Jürgen Hasler at BDI (Federation of German industry) as speakers.

Presentations are below.  Please respect the authors by crediting them and F&L if you share these.

Useful Links & Facts

  • The level of CO2 in our atmosphere is far outside the range ever experienced by mankind, which is causing earth’s global temperature to rise 20 times faster than on their steep climb from the last ice age into the Holocene (within which mankind tremendously evolved since late stone age).
  • Our common goal (COP21, Paris 2015) is not to exceed a 2 degree increase in global temperature (relative to 1850-1880) by the end of this century. But presently attained and uninterruptedly increasing CO2 concentrations push this already by now out of reach unless there is a net-removal of CO2 from the atmosphere during the second half of the century.
  • 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe, warns UN.
  • UN reports that world is short of the 2 degrees goal – CNN 28 November 2018.
  • UN Environment – Emissions gap report 2018.  The authors of the report conclude that nations must be more ambitious in their projected emission cuts, increasing them by three times in order to meet the 2 degrees goal and by five times to meet the 1.5 degrees goal by 2030

Scientific reports:

  • A comprehensive sensitivity and uncertainty analysis for discharge and nitrate-nitrogen loads involving multiple discrete model inputs under future changing conditions (UnLoad).  Please request.
  • Spatiotemporal patterns of snow depth within the Swiss-Austrian Alps for the past half century (1961 to 2012) and linkages to climate change (UnLoad).  Please request.