Adaptation to climate change impacts is a key research topic in business ethics that poses substantial implications on the good lives of human beings. The commercial port sector is a highly relevant study focus with its pivotal roles in supply chains and international trade. Hence, it is important to investigate whether the port planning system and practice is appropriate in tackling climate change impacts. But beforehand, what must be thoroughly understood is the attitude and behaviors of port planners and operators on ports’ climate adaptation planning.
PortEconomics associate member Adolf K. Y. Ng along with Gianni Wang (University of Manitoba & Liverpool John Moores University), Zeile Yang (University of Manitoba, Liverpool John Moores University, Dalian Maritime University), Kevin X. Li (Chung-Ang University) and Changmin Jiang (University of Manitoba) surveyed 21 ports (seaports and dry ports) in Canada. Their study investigates the attitude and behaviors of port planners and operators on ports’ climate adaptation planning. Towards the end, they propose a new approach so as to enable port stakeholders to carry out climate adaptation planning effectively. The study offers important insight to researchers to investigate the ways in developing effective climate adaptation plans and practice for ports and other business sectors.
The port study published in the Journal of Business Ethics (Vol.134-Issue 4) and can be downloaded via its website.