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UBC to lead international research network on greening the maritime supply chain

Sauder News / December 17 2017

Whether it’s particulate and greenhouse gas emissions, collisions with wildlife or the introduction of invasive aquatic species, the environmental impacts of the maritime industry often go unseen. Yet, its role as the transmission belt of the global economy is hard to ignore, with ships transporting an estimated 90 per cent of the world’s trade.

In this Q&A, we speak to Jane Lister, UBC’s Green Shipping Partnership research director. She discusses how a new international collaborative research network spearheaded by the UBC Sauder School of Business will advance knowledge and contribute policy recommendations towards more sustainable maritime practices.

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