Climate Workshop – Info

Climate resilience and design codes - factoring in climate projections

Aligning infrastructure standards with information about the future climate


The virtual workshop entitled “Climate resilience and design codes – factoring in climate projections. Aligning infrastructure standards with information about the future climate” will be held on the 17th and 18th March 2021 from 09:00 to 12:30 CET on both days.

This workshop is a key step in CEN/ CENELEC’s fulfilling of EC Mandate 526, which deals with the incorporation of future climate information into standards.

Our workshop will gather experts from three communities: climate science and data providers, infrastructure code writers, and infrastructure code users. It aims to help answer the question, ‘how to come to a situation wherein Eurocodes and national annexes refer to future climatic conditions’. It will inform the audience about initiatives related to standards and climate resilience including the CEN Mandate 526 work, the SIRMA project, CEN TC250 work with JRC, and developments by Copernicus and the EEA; this work brings climate data provision and code writers and users’ requirements together and, whilst focused on the Structural Eurocodes, other infrastructure standards are being considered.

A key deliverable of the M/526 work is ‘an outline for a technical report’ on how to factor in future climate data into infrastructure codes. This workshop will be a key stage in the process of developing that outline, by seeking endorsement on the direction and seeking support from the communities mentioned.

More information on the identification of relevant climatic information and how to include climate change adaptation in European infrastructure standards can be found in the link below.

The set of presentations to be made during the event are available below. (being updated…)

Wednesday, 17th March 2021

Thursday, 18th March 2021