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27APR
2017
NEWS / Podcast: Climate adaptation and European ports: Isabelle Ryckbost
Category: Features, Latest News, Transport & Communications

 

Image: Aerial view of the 5th Petroleum Port of the Europort section of the harbour of Rotterdam, Netherlands, June 2014. Credit: Rik Schuiling / TropCrop-TCS / Archive CC by 3.0
 

By Will Bugler

Ports are vital hubs in global trade networks, linking all of the goods transported by sea with land-based industry and consumers. They are also vulnerable to climate change and its impacts. To find out how ports in Europe are responding to climate change Acclimatise spoke with Isabelle Ryckbost, Secretary General of the European Sea Ports Organisation. Speaking in the wake of her keynote speech at the recent NavClimate conference, Isabelle explains that climate risks to physical port infrastructure are only part of the story when it comes to building the climate resilience of European ports.

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