A framework for identification, assessment and prioritization of climate change adaptation measures for roads and railways
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2021

Severe accidents and high costs associated with weather-related events already occur in today’s climate. Unless preventive measures are taken, the costs are expected to increase in future due to ongoing climate change. However, the risk reduction measures are costly as well and may result in unwanted impacts. Therefore, it is important to identify, assess and prioritize which measures are necessary to undertake, as well as where and when these are to be undertaken. To be able to make such evaluations, robust (scientifically based), transparent and systematic assessments and valuations are required. This article describes a framework to assess the cause-and-effect relationships and how to estimate the costs and benefits as a basis to assess and prioritize measures for climate adaptation of roads and railways. The framework includes hazard identification, risk analysis and risk assessment, identification, monetary and non-monetary evaluation of possible risk reduction measures and a step regarding distribution-, goal-and sensitivity analyses. The results from applying the framework shall be used to prioritize among potential risk reduction measures as well as when to undertake them.

Stepwise methodology

Adaptation measure sustainability assessment



Yvonne Andersson-Sköld

Statens Väg- och Transportforskningsinstitut (VTI)

Chalmers, Arkitektur och samhällsbyggnadsteknik

Lina Nordin

Statens Väg- och Transportforskningsinstitut (VTI)

Erik Nyberg

Statens Väg- och Transportforskningsinstitut (VTI)

Mikael Johannesson

Statens Väg- och Transportforskningsinstitut (VTI)

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

1661-7827 (ISSN) 1660-4601 (eISSN)

Vol. 18 23 12314


Transportteknik och logistik







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