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Climate adaptation and risk reduction of Swedish railway infrastructure (AdaptRail)

Future transport infrastructure is expected to be more interconnected and complex leading to different types of vulnerabilities and risks affected by changes in climate conditions.

The aim of the project is to improve the resilience of railway infrastructure from adverse future climate conditions through implementing climate adaptation strategy in design, operation and maintenance of infrastructure.

Climate change and its associated impacts are the most critical global problems of our time. A growing body of scientific literature suggests that "climate change will continue for many decades, and even centuries, regardless of the success of global initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions." In addition, climate change and digital transformation including Artificial Intelligence (AI) are the two most significant trends of the century. There is a need to create pathways to combine climate and digital transformation to support our health, safety, socio-economy values and critical infrastructure.