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Presentation Adapting Utilities to Climate Change – Challenges, Conflicts and Barriers in Germany

Conference: Nordic Adaptation Conference
31.08.12, Helsinki

Climate change alters and endangers natural areas as well as our social and technical infrastructure. Especially the transport and the energy sectors are based on critical infrastructure: failures in their assets that emerge from climate change impacts can lead to shortages in supply, disturbance of public safety and cause multifaceted consequences in other sectors - thus anticipatory adaptation is necessary. The lecture focuses on an analysis of the compatibility of public and corporate action concerning a well-adapted and robust infrastructure in the German energy and transport sector.