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Climate insight: generating new knowledge and tools for transport and logistics

Commercial survival and gain demands decision-making which integrates future threat exposure (science) and countermeasures (industry).  F&L has partnered with world class scientific expertise to help member business leaders achieve this:

  • Supply chains operate across borders, but weather and climate data must be gathered from multiple sources. Click here to provide short information to the World Meteorological Organisation about your needs for services they could provide.  Specific company details will not be shared.
  • Generating new knowledge: how will long-term climate change impact transport and logistics?  Freight and logistics companies using or owning assets – click here to complete a short survey in confidence so that we can provide fascinating insight to support your decisions at F&L’s November meeting.  
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.

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.

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.
  • IMO & WMO (World Meteorological Organisation) symposium on extreme maritime weather 23-25 October 2019. WMO-Role-in-Ocean.  Flyer 23-25 Oct 2019