Trans. Planning Journal
|Title||RESEARCH OF CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION ACTION PLAN OF RAILWAY AND HIGHWAY SYSTEMS|
|Author||Shih-Chin Lee、Pei-Yun Chu、Pei-Ju Tseng、Ya-Ting Jen、Tzu-Chun Dai、Ching-Ru Wu|
|Summary||In order to strengthen Taiwan’s adaptation capability, the Executive Yuan ratified “The Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change in Taiwan” and “The National Adaptation Action Plan to Climate Change (2013-2017)” in 2012 and 2014 respectively. In addition, the Environmental Protection Administration formulated “The National Climate Change Action Guidelines” in response to “The Greenhouse Gas Reduction and Management Action” promulgated in 2015. Under the “Guidelines”, transportation infrastructures are classified as critical infrastructures. Among the transportation infrastructures, the railway and highway systems are essential systems for the nation’s economy and people's everyday life, and it is important to ensure their resilience to climate change.
This research reviewed national and international adaptation strategies, used the risk map to identify risk hotspots and interviewed railway and highway administration about their current and future adaptation measures to address adaptation issues and suggested adaptation action plan accordingly. The suggested actions plans act as reference for highway and railway administrations in drafting their adaptation action plans.