Topics: Climate change Urban environment Transport
Disasters such as floods and storms have led to several high-profile disruptions of Europe’s transport network over the last few years. As the climate changes, the transport system urgently needs to adapt, according to a new assessment.
Image © EEA
Transport is vital to the smooth running of the economy. When movement of people, goods or services is hindered, the indirect costs to the economy can be many times higher than the direct cost of damaged transport infrastructure. Despite these risks, adapting the transport system to climate change has received relatively little attention from policymakers to date.
This message comes from ‘Adaptation of transport to climate change in Europe‘, a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA).
- What is the EU doing? – European Commission December 10, 2014