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TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE ROLE IN CLIMATE RESILIENCE: A CASE STUDY IN HUNGARY

DOI: 10.7708/ijtte.2016.6(2).06


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Adam Torok - Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Department of Transport Technology and Economics, Sztoczek u.2. Budapest, Hungary -


Abstract

Climate change is very important and plays a significant role. First solution against it could be the mitigation in order to reduce the global environmental impact of climate change, which can only work effectively over long-time. Second option is adaptation. These solution can be distinguished in transport as well. In the future in Hungary the probability, the frequency and the caused damage of extreme weather condition will increase in-line with that the adverse economic, environmental and ecological impacts will worsen. The environmental damage will cause social and economic problems such as damaged infrastructure - not only road and railway, but author focusing on them in this paper -, pause in social services (hospital, public transport). The disasters seriously affect the transport and with that a significant proportion of the domestic population. The aim of this article is to analyse the connection between the spatial distribution of transport infrastructure and vulnerable areas. The targeted research question if transport infrastructure would enlarge or help avoiding the effects of climate change.


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Acknowledgements:

This paper was supported by the János Bolyai Research Scholarship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Author is grateful for the support of Maria Csete, head of department of Environmental Economics and Regional Sciences at BME. Further on author is thankful for the support of National Adaptation Centre of Geological and Geophysical Institute of Hungary.


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