Carbon Management publishes special issue on shipping and carbon emissions19 December 2012
Carbon Management has published a mini-focus issue on Shipping and carbon emissions: a focus on mitigation, featuring five open access peer-reviewed articles, further highlighting the journal’s commitment to providing high-quality coverage of the diverse array of disciplines working to enhance our understanding of carbon interactions.
The mini-focus issue, guest edited by Alice Bows(Sustainable Consumption Institute, UK) and Tristan Smith (University College London Energy Institute, UK), features contributions from leading researchers in the field. The range of papers assess the opportunities for both incremental and systemic change within the shipping sector, as well as emphasizing how the complexity of the shipping system places limits and barriers in the way of progress.
The mini-focus includes three themed primary research papers, a special report, policy focus and editorial, from international experts in Europe and the USA, all of which are free to view online.
“All sectors need to reduce carbon emissions, urgently and significantly, if the commitments to climate change that governments have signed up to are to be realised,” Alice Bows told Future Science, “the shipping sector is no exception to this, and this mini-focus issue coalesces some of the latest thinking about both the problems faced, and potential solutions available, to decarbonise emissions associated with ships and international trade”.
“As GHG emissions from freight transportation are expected to increase 25% by 2030, this special issue plays a critical role in presenting key studies that focus on the emissions implications of evolving trends within the shipping industry,” said Elena Craft, Health Scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund (NY, USA) and co-author on one of the featured themed papers.
A full listing of articles included in the issue is available at:
Contributing authors to the mini-focus include:
Kevin Anderson (Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, UK), Alice Bows(Sustainable Consumption Institute, UK), James Corbett (University of Delaware, USA),John Dinwoodie (Plymouth University Business School, UK), Sarah Mander (Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, UK), Alan McKinnon (Kühne Logistics University, Germany), Tristan Smith (University College London Energy Institute, UK).
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