Green logistics - global warming

School: 
Program Code: 
1541
Contact: 

Prof Elizabeth Chang (e.chang@adfa.edu.au)

Description of Work: 

Objectives:

Global warming is becoming a big problem and carbon emissions from a variety of sources are the cause of it. To control emission, a number of carbon emission reduction policies and schemes such as the Kyoto Protocol & COP15 treaty have been reached and put in place. Many accounting models have already been proposed in the current literature to solve the problem of responsibility ambiguity. However, the current accountability models are proposed for the general industries and not for the aviation industry. We feel that these models cannot be applied directly to the aviation industry since factors of influence are significantly different. In Aviation, it involves a mix of international and national factors such as the accountability and the implications of members and non-members of the climate change treaties in different countries. Hence, taking into account all the determinant factors and different stakeholders involved in the process of the carbon accounting, we are proposing an efficacious and fair accountability model for the aviation industry in our research. This accountability model can be used to assist Australian government in coming up with a fair tax ‘relief/subsidy’ scheme for the aviation companies for a more sustainable tourism to the country; since inclusion of aviation into the carbon reduction scheme is going to be taxing to the aviation and tourism industry growth. This research is to improve carbon emissions by the replacement of diesel fuelled large trucks and semitrailers by Bio-Fuel or Gas fuelled vehicles through wireless sensor technologies and real time data mining. This project is in collaboration with JR Bulk Liquids Transportation Pty Ltd. The research work includes: the study of social, economic and environmental impact of Carbon emission, the possible enforcement of green logistics as pre-conditions for Defence, National and International trades, monitoring Transportation Net Green House Emission in world comparison view, and Transport emission per capita, IEA Reports, a world view of penalties. An approach to calculate CO2 cost from Air, Rail, Land, Sea and other transportation mediums, a methodology for Multi-national approach to Green Trade Logistics and alternative fuel and underlying technologies for Green Logistics, measuring, monitoring, controlling and reducing emissions.

Description of Work:

This project involves design and development of algorithms, knowledge, information analysis techniques, good mathematical knowledge as well as possible numerical modelling.