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Climate

How will climate change affect YOUR transport assets, infrastructure, ROI, strategic planning?

Heat waves, extreme precipitation, snowfall and cold spells, storms, floods, landslides, fog, wave heights, etc. are affecting all modes of transport – road, rail, maritime as well as inland shipping. There is no way to escape, no ”safe” mode that is and will not be increasingly impacted in the decades ahead under accelerated climate change.

Climate change is upsetting existing rules and induced losses can only be tackled by science and business pulling together. Can we do that?

The economic viability of companies in supply chain operations relies on the very basis on which their business decisions draw on – from how to resolve emergency situations under pressure to the design of anticipatory, corporate strategies.

Climate change alters all weights of decision factors at increasing speed. Worse, it is a factor itself that has often not yet been accounted for.

Access the F&L survey to identify risks to YOUR business

Survival and gain demands decision making which can integrate both future threat exposures (science) and countermeasures (industry).  To make this attainable, F&L has partnered with CIT to ensure give F&L members access to world class scientists.  By completing their confidential survey and providing sufficient information, CIT can give you feedback on future risks to YOUR business.  We will also share non-company specific data with the World Meteorological Organisation to help them understand what transport users need from them to help overcome business challenges that you face in daily practice.

Webinar, Keynotes and F&L Hamburg

F&L webinar – watch “Climate Change: How Can We Safeguard Supply Chains to Ensure Security of Supply for Customers?”

Up-to-date news and keynote speeches from the Climod scientific climate modelling team

F&L Hamburg May 2019: business leaders, science and academia look to meet society demand for freight while minimising the environmental burden for the next generation.  Work began on identifying which weather-triggered damages have impacted business.  What’s happening today? May 2019  Find out how industry and science are collaborating to understand how does the future look for supply chain challenges?

Useful Links and Facts

  • What’s really warming the world
  • Warming stripes – see how temperature is changing in any region you select 
  • Carbon Budget, CO2 concentration and Global Mean Temperature since 1850
  • 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 current and increasing CO2 concentrations make this already out of reach unless there is a net-removal of CO2 from the atmosphere during the second half of this 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.