On the 2nd September, FORESEE was invited to present the project activities at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe in Geneva (Switzerland).
Concretely, discussions on inland transport and climate change are leaded by the “GE.3 Group of Experts on Assessment of Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation for Inland Transport” that gathers representatives from more than 50 members States and the European Commission. Contributing to current work, different initiatives are invited to the meetings to offer new approaches, tools and/or methodologies on how climate change is impacting the planning and operation of transport.
Representing the consortium, prof Bryan Adey (ETH) joined the 21st session of GE.3 describing goals and future results of FORESEE. The interesting element of the EU project is the multimodal approach (both for railways and roads) that improves resilience of critical engineering assets (bridges, tunnels or logistics terminals) reducing magnitude and/or duration of natural and human-made catastrophes.
The presentation at UNECE represents an important milestone for the project in terms of dissemination at the very high international level in UNECE and confirming the importance of R&I to develop a more resilient transport infrastructure able to mitigate the impact of the climate change.
Further information about UNECE here.