In terms of climate change, road maintenance has a dual role: On the one hand, emerging climate changes such as increasing temperatures or changing snowfall patterns have an impact on maintenance and care of road infrastructure, the central tasks of maintenance services. On the other hand, greenhouse gas emissions from road traffic are a significant cause of climate change. Herein lies an opportunity for maintenance services to contribute to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, such as through the prevention of traffic congestion.
Based on this, KliBet had the following aims:
- To analyse the impact of weather conditions on road maintenance services
- Regionally differentiated prognoses of anticipated climate changes based on existing global climate change studies
- Deducing climate-related impacts on all road maintenance services in compliance with the Road Maintenance Requirements Specification Book
- Deducing options within maintenance services to reduce road traffic-induced greenhouse gas emissions