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Publications Routes/Roads Environment

This page lists Routes/Roads articles of PIARC in the field of environment. These publications are classified chronologically.

  • Capacity Building Tools for Raising Awareness about Biodiversity Mainstreaming: BISON E-learning Platform by SPECTRA

    The BISON project, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, is focused on tackling the research and innovation challenges related to biodiversity mainstreaming in the complete life cycle of transportation infrastructure. Project’s main objective is to support European Member States, stakeholders, and associated countries by offering them recommendations and tools to integrate biodiversity considerations throughout the entire lifespan of transportation infrastructure, [...]

  • Biodiversity and Infrastructure: An Online Handbook for Promoting Cooperation and Action

    The joint goals to enhance infrastructure resilience to extreme weather events, increase traffic safety and nature restoration can be achieved by mainstreaming biodiversity in planning, design and operation of transport infrastructure. Deployment of concrete actions which have been proven effective must be accelerated while new innovative solutions and technologies are being developed. The online handbook ‘Biodiversity and infrastructure. A handbook for action’ promoted by IENE together with [...]

  • Sustainable Mobility: Mitigating the Impact of Road Transport Infrastructure on Wildlife

    Roads and traffic cause many casualties among the wildlife population, in a range from hundreds of thousands to several hundred million animals annually depending on the country. This is an increasing global concern because global road expansion continues at an unprecedented rate and will mostly be concentrated in low-income countries where many of the planet’s most biologically rich and environmentally important ecosystems are situated.

  • Employ Innovation, Technology and Cooperation to Reduce Collisions between Vehicles and Wildlife

    The budget for transportation infrastructure development in most of the world is huge: upgrading of junctions, expansion of roads, building new high-speed train tracks are an integral part of expanding the connectivity between different countries, increasing the movement of goods and freight, and putting in place trade agreements.

  • Sustainable Infrastructure – A Matter of Mobility

    Mobility is fundamental – it is not only essential for economic development but an intrinsic property of life itself. Modern economies, markets and societies depend heavily on the mobility of people and goods. Mobility ensures access to resources, enables trade and the exchange of labor, knowledge, and capital. Likewise, wildlife populations and biodiversity per se strongly depend on the mobility of individuals and genes. Mobility allows access to food or mates and ensures the survival and propagation [...]