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  • Date and time: Thursday 23 May 2019, 9.30am to 1.30pm
  • Location: D/N/056, Derwent College, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to staffYESI WRUN and Climate Change Network members (non-members are also welcome)
  • Admission: Free admission, booking recommended

Event details

Whilst globalisation has been a key variable in driving economic growth and rising living standards, the development of global supply chains has had a detrimental impact on the environment. Poorly managed supply chains have led to large amounts of waste, emission of hazardous substances and greenhouse gases, deforestation and long-term damage to ecosystems.

The workshop will begin with an introduction to York’s new WasteShed Network and a discussion about a potential plastics network at York. YESI’s Climate and WRUN Network members will then hear from experts at York about their research into the impacts of supply chains and sustainable management methods. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss the research over a networking lunch.

This topic is highly relevant to both YESI’s climate change and waste networks, so this workshop will be a joint event, allowing our network members to explore potential cross-collaborations. If you are not a member please do still come along! If you would like to join our networks click here


9:30-9:45 Registration and refreshments

Session 1: Building interdisciplinary interactions

9:45-10:00 YESI Networks: Prof. Kevin Cowtan and Prof. James Chong, Network Leaders

10:00-10:15 The WasteShed Network: Dr Richard Friend, Department of Environment and Geography

10:15-10:30 Plastics Network at the University of York: Dr Karen Parkhill, Department of Environment and Geography

10:30-10:45 Q&A

10:45-11:15 Break

Session 2: Key topics- Environmental impacts of supply chains

11:15-11:30 Supply chains and the IKnowFood project: Dr Patricia Prado, The York Management School

11:30-11:45 Promoting Effective Sustainable Governance of Soy: Prof. Tony Heron, Department of Politics

11:45-12:00 Sustainability Transition Assessment and Research of Bio-based Products: Dr Kadambari Lokesh, Department of Chemistry

12:00-12:15 Using CO2 as a chemical feedstock: Prof. Michael North, Department of Chemistry

12:15-13:00 Q&A and next steps

13:00-13:30 Lunch and networking