Review of maritime transport 2011

The 2011 Review of Maritime Transport, published by the UNCTAD highlights challenges of adapting maritime transport to the impacts of climate change, primarily sea-level rise, and provides an update on the development of measures to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from maritime transport. A chapter on developments in sea-borne trade underlines the need for improved understanding of the impacts of climate change, such as sea-level rise and extreme weather events on maritime infrastructure, in particular on ports. It calls for the development of effective adaptation responses in developed and developing countries, including rethinking freight transport networks and facilities, and integrating climate change in investment and planning decisions, as well as in broader transport design and development plans.