This manual has been developed to provide step-by-step guidance to consider climate change in transport infrastructure design and management to reduce the economic and social costs to the Solomon Islands. It aims to be a practical aid to the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) management,engineering, asset and safeguards staff, to reduce the longer term climate liabilities for MID.
Although some new transport projects have already incorporated climate risks into construction designs, the work to date has been part of specific projects, as opposed to a broader, systematic approach across the transport sector.
The approach presented in this guidance manual may also be a useful template for a range of other infrastructure types and for use in other sectors.
Also included is an Excel-based climate risk screening tool.
The Ministry of Infrastructure Development's work on Climate Change has been supported by the Australian Government through the Pacific-Australia Climate Change Science and Adaptation Planning (PACCSAP) programme.
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Government of Solomon Islands Ministry of Infrastructure Development. (2014): Climate change adaptation in the transport sector - guidance manual.