The crucial role of ports in building a more resilient & sustainable future – Resilience4Ports at COP28





Published: April 2024

As part of Resilience Rising’s Resilience4Ports programme, we hosted a session at COP28 on the crucial role of ports in building a more resilient and sustainable future for the maritime system.

While awareness of the need for resilience is growing within the maritime sector, limited communication of examples of implemented action has held back wider adoption of resilience actions. 

The session highlighted examples from the past two years from port owners, operators, shipping companies and maritime communities that demonstrate the outsized role ports can play as gateways for resilience across multiple systems. 

The session also acted as the launch pad of the Resilience4Ports Knowledge Library, the first of its kind collection of tools, guidance documents and reports on ports resilience action. They are mapped by organization, location and the maritime resilience breakthroughs they support and the Port Resilience Framework for Action goals that they help to achieve.

The session was led by: 

  • Katharine Palmer, Maritime Lead, High Level Champions for Climate Action
  • Expert Participants were: 
  • Ruth Boumphrey, CEO, Lloyd’s Register Foundation
  • Robert Kay, Americas Climate and Sustainability Services Leader, ARUP
  • Piotr Konopka CEnv MEI, Group Vice President at DP World, Global Decarbonisation & Energy Programmes
  • Claire Martin, VP Sustainability, CMA CGM
  • Mr Wei Siang, Director for Decarbonisation and Net-Zero Pathways, Singapore MPA
  • Marco Yamaguchi, Transport and Logistics Division,  Africa Development Bank,  

The session was organised in partnership with Resilience Rising, Arup, the High Level Champions for Climate Action and the Lloyd’s Register Foundation.

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