Newcastle University Business School

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UK China Workshop on Green Logistics and Supply Chain

Date/Time: Wednesday 2 - Friday 4 November 2016, 8:00 - 17:00

Venue: Newcastle University

Under the Newton Fund Researcher Links scheme, Newcastle University and Beijing Jiaotong University will be holding a UK/China workshop on Green Logistics and Supply Chain. The workshop is being coordinated by Dr Jingxin Dong and Professor Xumei Chen, and will have contributions from other leading researchers.

Challenges we face

China overtook US as the world's largest greenhouse gas and particle emitter in 2006. As the largest exporter, China has been suffering extreme air-pollution event such as the smog disaster. It is estimated that emissions arising from logistics and supply chain are responsible for 70 to 80 percent of total emissions in China. Therefore, it is crucial for China to reduce the emission to achieve social, economic and environmental sustainability. Historically, the UK has also experienced similar environmental problems, e.g. the Great Smog of 1952 in London.

After many years efforts, the air quality in the UK has been significantly improved and the UK has accumulated rich experience in emission control. Nevertheless, the UK is making further efforts on reducing emission of air pollutants.

Aim of the workshop

The workshop aims to build a research network consisting of British and Chinese young researchers to tackle these challenges. In the workshop, the state of the art, the existing solutions, and future research directions of green logistics and supply chain will be discussed.

Attend the workshop

Anybody from a UK university with a PhD degree or equivalent is welcome to attend. We are particularly keen to have early career academics and postdoctoral researchers take part. It is expected that each participant can give a 15 minute talk related to green logistics and supply chain.

There is no fee to take part and all travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the Newton Researcher Links programme.

To request an application form and further information please contact Dr Jingxin Dong before the deadline of 15 Oct 2016.