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Knowledge Transfer

An important objective of Resilient Mobility is to disseminate knowledge and good practice in climate Transport adaptation workshop, Ghanachange adaptation to the transport sector to ensure that the resilience of transport systems increases over time. Raising the level of awareness of climate change impacts and the actions that can be taken to reduce the risk of adverse effects improves the capacity of stakeholders to adapt. Transport operators, planners, national and local government, maintenance contractors etc. may be unaware of how climate change affects their transport system, be overwhelmed with the issue or lack the knowledge and skills to plan and implement adaptation actions. Adapting to climate change requires knowledge in diverse areas, such as civil engineering, climate change projections, behaviour change and international funding sources. Stakeholders may need support in pulling this information together and applying it to their network.

This support can take the form of guidance documents, tools, workshops and training events, providing stakeholders with a greater understanding of the risks of climate change impacts, and the actions they can take to address these. Stakeholders can also learn from each other’s experiences.  Although the specific vulnerabilities each faces may differ, many of the challenges and required approaches are similar. Learning from each other and exchanging good practice and ideas with peers plays an important part in learning to adapt. Vulnerability and risk management methodologies and skills are often transferable, and can be assessed and revised to suit local circumstances and operational procedures.