Porteconomics associate member Adolf K.Y. Ng was invited as an Expert to the European Commission’s (EC) Scoping Workshop on Seaports and Climate Change, organized by the Joint Research Centre of the EC, taken place in Brussels, 4-5 March 2013.
During the meeting, he delivered a presentation, entitled: “Climate Change Adaptation Planning under an Uncertain Environment”. He theorized the issue of climate change and adaptation by seaports from the institutional perspective. He argued that the challenges of climate adaptation planning, and the effectiveness of implementation, would depend on how well port planners, managers and policymakers would be able to address institutional deficiency, and pointed out the criticality of developing ‘soft’ leadership in this matter.