Green Shipping Researchers Workshop: Initiating our Project Journey
30 April and 1 May, around 35 international researchers will guest Copenhagen Business School for the first Green Shipping Researchers Workshop. The workshop will include participants from different disciplines and with affiliation to universities across the world.
The aim of the workshop is to continue develop the project-roadmap towards research objectives and collaborative research partnerships within the frame of the Green Shipping Project. The structure of the event will be in the form of a working academic session with presentations of ongoing as well as published research, invited speakers as well as with a number of group and cluster workshops.
For more information on the agenda, participants etc. see the program above.
Among other, one of the main items to discuss in mapping the ongoing work within the project, is the subject of governance. Governance is the integral theme of the project meaning it is the subject of governance which ties this large group of researchers together. However, the concept of governance will vary from discipline to discipline and therefore it will be one of the first topics to tackle by asking "what does governance mean to you?"
About the Green Shipping Project
Under the joint leadership of CBS Maritime and the Centre for Transportation Studies at the Sauder School of Business (University of British Columbia,) the partnership on Governance and Innovation for a Sustainable Maritime Supply Chain͛ aims to increase the level of understanding of green shipping initiatives and challenges and identify pathways for effective policy, investment and innovation. In addition Associate Professor Peter Hall from Simon Fraser University is also co-chairing the partnership.
While new eco-friendly business models are emerging and public and private green shipping͛ rules and incentives are accelerating, policy and innovation efforts are uncoordinated and often inconsistent. The consequence is growing regulatory fragmentation, increased investment risk, public confusion, and uncertain economic, business and environmental outcomes.
A key aspect for the partnership will be to address five main areas related to the global maritime supply chain that require improved sustainability governance: trade, ports, value chains, business models and stakeholders. The focus will be to further advance knowledge of issues and opportunities for business and policy-makers.
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