Tag Archives: shipping

Climate change and the commodity trade

The Swiss Research Institute of Commodities Foundation (SRIC) is an organization established to promote research on commodity training, finance and shipping. Last night, I attended a lecture SRIC organized in Geneva to raise awareness about climate change and the role … Continue reading

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Shipping remains free of carbon regulation

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) published its strategy last week for reducing emissions for world shipping. 2-3% of world carbon dioxide emissions come from shipping and they are predicted to grow by 50 to 250% by 2050. As reported in Climate … Continue reading

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Drivers of elephant poaching crisis – low shipping costs & political instability not demand

NGOs claim that increases in demand are driving the elephant poaching crisis. Research by Brendan Moyle an economist at Massey University in New Zealand concludes that supply not demand factors are driving poaching, in particular low shipping costs and political … Continue reading

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