with Prof. Alan C. McKinnon, PhD
In this course, Prof. Alan C. McKinnon, PhD looks at ways of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from logistics, mainly from freight transport operations. Climate change is likely to exert a strong influence on economic development, social well-being and geopolitics over next few decades. The latest scientific studies suggest that we have limited time to achieve the deep reductions in greenhouse gas emissions necessary to avert major ecological disasters. In response to these stark warnings, international organizations and national governments have set ambitious targets for cutting CO2 emissions. Many companies are now making serious efforts to decarbonize their operations. Their customers are also putting them under increasing pressure to cut their carbon emissions, suggesting that carbon-intensity is becoming a competitive differentiator. The logistics sector will be one of the hardest to decarbonise because of its heavy dependence on fossil fuels and the high projected growth in the amount of freight movement between now and 2050. The course will outline the scale of this decarbonization challenge and what needs to be done to cut greenhouse gas emissions to decarbonize logistics in order to meet this challenge.
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Participants of this digital lecture will gain an overview of the latest developments in climate change and the resulting decarbonization challenge. After concluding the course, they will have a better understanding of the measures that need to be taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to meet the targets set to decarbonize logistics and they are challenged to think about the implications the decarbonization challenge will have for their business.
´Decarbonizing logistics: Distributing goods in a low-carbon world´ by Prof. Alan C. McKinnon, PhD
McKinnon, Alan C. (2018): Decarbonizing logistics: Distributing goods in a low-carbon world, Kogan Page: London, 9780749483807.
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