About the Project:

Climate change presents a significant challenge for National Road Administrations (NRAs), both in dealing with its impacts on their network, and in finding ways to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Changes in climate mean that NRAs are dealing with more frequent extreme weather, greater sea level rise and increased stress on infrastructure leading to higher deterioration rates. In addition, they have to meet targets aimed at reducing GHG emissions. There have been a number of research projects aimed at addressing this, both by CEDR and by others. However, putting into practice this research remains challenging, especially when it comes to establishing the business case for climate change adaptation and embedding climate change considerations into the day-to-day operations of NRAs and their supply chains.

DeTECToR will help NRAs implement the latest climate change research and good practice by developing two sets of decision-support tools and guidance. The first set will help NRAs integrate climate change adaptation into economic decision-making, and the second will help them to implement these decisions by embedding climate change mitigation and adaptation into their operations and procurement processes. NRAs will be engaged throughout the development process to ensure that the tools and guidance are tailored to their needs and can be integrated into their existing processes. There will be pilot studies to trial the products, and capture feedback on their usability.

Time Frame

The project commenced in September 2016 and will conclude in November 2018.

This project was commissioned through the CEDR Transnational Research Programme.

Project Delivery Team

Also involved in the project as third parties are:

Further Information

Further information about this project can be found at the links below.

Stakeholder Workshop, Brussels

Download the workshop presentations.

4th April 2017

Research Summary Sheets

Information and case studies on existing climate change tools and research.

Due November 2018

Integrating Climate Change in Economic Appraisal

Guidance document and examples of good practice.

Due November 2018

Identifying and Costing Climate Change Risks

Risk assessment and cost-benefit decision-support tool.

Due November 2018

Embedding Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

Guidance document and examples of good practice.

Due November 2018

Identifying Actions to Embed Climate Change

On-line collaboration tool to share good practise.

Due November 2018

Pilot Studies

Trials of the DeTECToR guidance and tools. Carried out in conjunction with NRAs.

Due November 2018

Final Project Report

A summary of the work carried out in the DeTECToR project and its findings.

Due November 2018

Events and Publications

Workshops, presentations and publications relating to the DeTECToR project.

Regularly updated