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International Union of Railways (UIC)


Action pledges 

Adapting Rail Infrastructure to Climate Changes (ARISCC)

Further information

Further information on the UIC project: Adapting Rail Infrastructure to Climate Changes (ARISCC)

Adaptation initiatives 
  International Union of Railways (mixed public and private membership): Climate-proofing future investments

The Internation Union of Railways (UIC) has undertaken an extensive feasibility study analyzing the impacts of climate change on rail transportation infrastructure and taking stock of ongoing and planned work on climate change adaptation in European, Canadian, Australian and Indian railway companies. This includes case studies of the UK West Coast and the German Rhine Valley. This led to the Adaptation of Railway Infrastructure to Climate Change (ARISCC) project proposal that will produce information on the costs of adaptation, risk assessments, potential damages, a toolbox for identifying vulnerable assets and locations for a given line, a good practices collection and options for adopting standards to climate-proof new and existing infrastructure to climate change impacts.

Regional focus All regions
Sector Transport, infrastructure and human settlements
Adaptation delivery activity Capacity building
Climate-resilient development planning
Early warning systems
Knowledge management
Monitoring and evaluation
Risk/vulnerability mapping
NWP work area Adaptation planning and practices
Data and observations
Economic diversification
Methods and tools
Socio-economic information
Technologies for adaptation
Climate hazards Flood
Storms/tropical cyclones
Operational scale Global

Organizations, institutions and private sector companies at all levels and in a wide range of sectors can become engaged with the NWP by becoming a partner and making Action Pledges. Information about how organizations can become engaged with work on adaptation under the NWP can be found here.