XI. Transport systems and services are resilient in extreme weather events and other shocks.
Transport systems have to stay operational in moments of disaster and under changing climate conditions. Priority for adaptation must be given to the most critical, most sustainable systems. Design of new transport systems must be updated for resilience. Critical value chains and mobility services should be identified and dependency on single modes and single points of access, e.g., a single road, be eliminated. National and cross-border coordination must work towards ensuring connectivity of critical value chains and functionality of infrastructure and services.
The Global South, where many transport systems still have to be developed, now has the opportunity to adopt new, resilient and low-carbon transport systems design, and avoid sunk investments and costly retro-fitting in the near future.