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Road agencies face growing pressure to respond to issues related to climate change, resource shortages, and shifting transport mode preferences. A key part of this response will be to reduce the dependency on fossil fuel based energy (and the associated greenhouse gas emissions) of transport...
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHGE) in urban energy systems requires the implementation of alternative infrastructure configurations across different geographical, technical and social scales. Furthermore, alternative configurations may improve systems resilience and democratization of service provision. However, unlike current centralised systems, which are well understood from...
In this report, policies for assessing effects of climate change risk and uncertainty on water-supply provision are discussed. The emphasis is on analytical insights derived using option-pricing arguments. Attention is also paid to portfolio approaches, problems of uncertainty and catastrophic risk.
Scenario Planning for Climate Adaptation aims to strengthen knowledge about the use of scenarios and scenario planning as tools for climate change adaptation decisionmaking, drawing on the recent experience of Victorian climate adaptation policy-makers and practitioners.
The VCCCAR Scenarios for Climate Adaptation project examined...
The impacts of climate change for ports will include increased run-off and siltation requiring increased dredging; disturbance and distribution of currently entrained heavy metals and other pollutants; delays to berthing and cargo handling; coastal flooding; and required engineering upgrades to wharfs, piers, gantries and other...
Capital investment in transport, roads, health, water and electricity, amongst other sectors, is significant both in dollar terms and in its potential to interact with climate change adaptation strategies. The general lack of formalised approaches to assessing the social, environmental and economic impacts of capital...
In this report, the World Bank and World Resources Institute show how the next generation of infrastructure projects can tap natural systems and, where appropriate, integrate green and gray infrastructure.
Design and planning of infrastructure in urban developments without specific attention to social and institutional arrangements may undermine community resilience. However, social and institutional enablers of resilience can be fostered by policy makers, developers, utility providers and other stakeholders.
With the increasing appearance of less- and de-centralised (water and energy) infrastructure systems as part of new residential developments, it is especially important to determine how these systems affect the resilience of Victorian communities.