Upcoming Event: ‘International Transport and Sustainable Development’ Thurs 30th Jan #Manchester

Tyndall Manchester invites you to attend the next talk in our seminar series ‘Globalisation and Sustainable Development: International Transport and Sustainable Development’ by Dr. Jonathan Köhler of the Fraunhofer Institut on Thursday 30th January (room C1, George Begg Building, Sackville Street) at 3.00pm. (note the change of time to 3pm!!)

Globalisation and Sustainable Development: International Transport and Sustainable Development

Dr. Jonathan Köhler CEng MRINA, Fraunhofer Institut (Institute for Systems and Innovation Research)

This paper assesses the potential contribution for international shipping and long haul aviation to contribute to sustainable development (SD). It considers trade and development, green logistics and sustainable supply chain management, mitigation technologies, as well as the literature on sustainable consumption and production involving international transport, including the Fairtrade movement.

The potential contribution of transport to SD at the national, industry and individual levels is discussed. The examples of SD identified from the literature review and the typology of impacts are used to develop three possible transition pathways: 1. information and telecommunications technologies leading to participation of LDCs in global production networks, 2. changes in social preferences towards a high priority for the environment, leading to an extensive growth in Fairtrade networks and sustainable production and consumption, 3. SD from economic growth in Newly Industrialising Countries, with an increased priority placed on solving environmental problems.


Dr. Jonathan Köhler is Senior Scientist at the Fraunhofer ISI (Institute for Systems and Innovation Research), with special responsibility for aviation and shipping. He has worked on IAM (Integrated Assessment Model) development for climate policy and on EU and global macroeconomic modelling for energy and climate policy analysis. He is now working on agent-based modelling of transitions and the modelling of innovation systems and processes in transport. He has published on the macroeconomic impact of transport infrastructure investment and is project leader for the METS (Maritime Emissions Trading System) project for the German transport ministry, where he has analysed the effects on ports in the EU. He was scientific advisor for the UK “High Seas” project on low carbon shipping and logistics. He has also worked on sustainability in international shipping and aviation. He also works with the ASTRA system dynamics model of transport policy and technology.

Please RSVP, or contact Amrita with any queries- tyndall@manchester.ac.uk

We look forward to seeing you there.  Please feel free to pass this onto any colleagues who may be interested and apologies for any cross-posting.

Best wishes

Amrita Sidhu

PA to Professor Kevin Anderson/Construction Science Expert Group

Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research

School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering

Room H1-E, Pariser Building

The University of Manchester

Sackville Street, M13 9PL

0161 306 3700

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