As in the rest of the world, the effects of global climate change are becoming more and more felt in our country.
When the World Economic Forum 2018 Global Risk Report is examined, it is seen that climate change, natural disasters, extraordinary weather events and related forced migration are the most important items of the report. Again, the EU External Relations Council adopted the declaration of results on climate diplomacy by a resolution dated 26 February 2018 and shared it with the public. The Council stressed that the EU will continue its mission to lead global climate action, and has formally expressed the impact of climate change on international security and stability. The Council, which considers that climate change policies should be in line with trade, transport and energy policies, calls for bilateral and multilateral efforts.
The events that confirm these reports continue to live in our country together with the world. In July and August, disasters such as floods, landslides, droughts and fires are experienced as a result of extreme weather events in various regions of our country.
The experienced climate change also raises new problems in terms of transportation security. Like the landslide that occurred in Bilecik in the past years, the traffic closure of the line due to the landslide that occurred on the Erzincan-Sivas line 4 days ago, the train accident that occurred in Çorlu on July 8, 2018, which killed 25 people and injured more than a hundred people, then Afyon. From the wider perspective, possible train accidents prevented by the attention of the maintenance personnel during the heavy rains in Gebze, Denizli, forest fires in the forest areas located on the edge of the railway line, and the road bridges collapsed in the flood disaster just a few days ago in Ordu and Rize. it makes it necessary for us to look.
After the Çorlu train accident, the names of the academicians, the representatives of the chambers of the profession without making an examination in the region where the incident occurred, caused us to move away from the facts, and the fact that the issue was tightened to the point of inadequacy of the road guard is an indication that we are not aware of the danger.
In the last two months as a result of climatic changes as a result of the climatic changes in the railroads and the danger of accidents we have survived the ım Road Guardian accidents are prevented? Tehlik Beyond the one-way discussions, the effects of global warming and climate change in terms of transportation policies are required to be addressed.
It is urgent and inevitable to take precautions by estimating where and when the hazard will occur in the light of scientific data. We would like to emphasize that it is necessary to discuss measures to increase the security of railways within the transportation policies of the association. German railways have decided to revise floodplains and culverts after the accident in Germany over the past weeks due to the landslide.
Recent events have revealed that current transport infrastructures will be insufficient to cover floods caused by excessive rainfall caused by climate change. What should be done immediately; addressing all our railway infrastructure with a project management by taking into account the changes brought by the global climate change and the future of the future; reorganizing the landslide areas, building reinforcement structures, expanding fire prevention measures in forested areas with risk of fire, and converting the results into practice. Of course, in order to prevent accidents caused by the inadequacy of the existing infrastructure during this implementation process, the speed of the trains should be reduced during the rainy periods, and the regulations should be ignored in order to encourage the train personnel to follow the road more carefully and to encourage them to take initiative in dangerous situations.
I would like to repeat it once again, at the macro level, to discuss these problems and to review the entire transport infrastructure. As YOLDER, we are ready to take part in and contribute to our Institution in a workshop and field work. I hope that we will receive the good news of a comprehensive study in a very short time.
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