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UMTI publishes paper on climate change

May 2, 2016 — 

A paper entitled ‘How Is Business Adapting to Climate Change Impacts Appropriately? Insight from the Commercial Port Sector’ has been published in Journal of Business Ethics (a Financial Times 45 journal).

The paper investigates the attitude and behaviours of port planners and operators on ports’ climate adaptation planning. Towards the end, the authors propose a new approach that would enable port stakeholders to carry out climate adaptation planning effectively.

The paper is co-authored by Adolf K.Y. Ng, director of UMTI (the University of Manitoba Transport Institute), and Changmin Jiang, Zaili Yang (both associates of UMTI), Tianni Wang (former MSc student of UMTI and Asper, now PhD student in Liverpool John Moores University, UK), and Kevin X. Li (Chung Ang University, Korea).

“Adaptation to climate change and to its impacts is a key research topic in business ethics,” says Ng. “Because the commercial port sector plays a pivotal role in supply chains and international trade, it is important to investigate whether port planning systems and practice are appropriate in tackling climate change impacts.”

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