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How is Business Adapting to Climate Change Impacts Appropriately? Insight from the Commercial Port Sector

Adolf K. Y. Ng (), Tianni Wang, Zaili Yang, Kevin X. Li and Changmin Jiang
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Adolf K. Y. Ng: University of Manitoba
Tianni Wang: University of Manitoba
Zaili Yang: Transport Institute, University of Manitoba
Kevin X. Li: Chung-Ang University
Changmin Jiang: University of Manitoba

Journal of Business Ethics, 2018, vol. 150, issue 4, No 8, 1029-1047

Abstract: Abstract 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, we must thoroughly understand the attitude and behaviors of port planners and operators on ports’ climate adaptation planning. Through a survey towards 21 ports (seaports and dry ports) in Canada, the paper investigates the attitude and behaviors of port planners and operators on ports’ climate adaptation planning. Towards the end, we propose a new approach so as to enable port stakeholders to carry out climate adaptation planning effectively. The paper offers important insight to researchers to investigate the ways in developing effective climate adaptation plans and practice for ports and other business sectors.

Keywords: Climate change; Adaptation; Port; Planning; Canada (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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DOI: 10.1007/s10551-016-3179-6

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