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
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