MIIS Lecture: Talking Transport
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Middlebury Institute of International Studies presents a free lecture by Nico De Golia entitled Talking Transport: How Corporate Collaboration, Reporting, and Innovation Enable a Cleaner Economy on Tuesday, October 15, at 6pm in Room 102 in the McGowan Building on the campus of MIIS.
Transportation is just beginning a clean transition. As part of this, the global freight system that powers economies and jobs also creates an estimated 8% of annual climate impacts from greenhouse gas emissions, and various other biodiversity and air quality impacts to oceans, port communities, and inland corridors. While freight is expected to grow exponentially, and along with that growth, freight’s potential ecological impacts, a clean-tech revolution is underway powered in no small part by global corporate buyers.
Nico De Golia, Sustainable Transport Lead for North America at Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), will highlight many of the trends underway and the potential future of green freight with an emphasis on the ocean and its links with other modes of transport. He will draw from experiences of the Clean Cargo Working Group that include participation by 80 percent of ocean container transport carriers and over 35 of their customers, as well as experience with the BSR’s Future of Fuels and Sustainable Air Freight Alliance.