PortEconomics members have joined leading maritime scholars around the globe in forming the International Forum on Climate Change Adaptation Planning for Port, Transportation Infrastructure, and the Arctic (CCAPPTIA).
The forum was officially launched in August 2019, along with its website.
Founded by seven scholars in Canada, France, and Hong Kong, including PortEconomics members Adolf K.Y. Ng and Jason Monios, CCAPPTIA is an international forum that brings together leading experts, stakeholders, and right holders from academia, government, industry, consultants, interest groups, and community groups in addressing the challenges and opportunities posed by climate change and the Arctic. It strives to consolidate and coordinate global research and development activities related to strategy and policy implementation under the context of climate adaptation planning, as well as Arctic shipping and development.
In addition to the founding members, CCAPPTIA currently has more than 30 members who excel in research, policy making, consulting, and practice in the areas of climate change adaptation planning of ports, transportation infrastructures, and the Arctic, including PortEconomics members Thanos Pallis and Gordon Wilmsmeier.
In the coming months, CCAPPTIA plans to conduct several activities that encourage collaborative research, including organizing the 2nd International Workshop on Climate Change Adaptation Planning for Port, Transportation Infrastructure, and the Arctic, to be held in May 2020 in Winnipeg, MB, Canada.