Category: International Trade

How Covid broke supply chains, and how AI and blockchain could fix them

How Covid broke supply chains, and how AI and blockchain could fix them

Andreea Minca, Cornell University When the coronavirus crisis erupted in 2020, it became apparent that the medical emergency was accompanied by severe shortages, especially in some medical devices. The pattern was first observed for ventilators: demand spiked everywhere and the supply chain was disrupted. This was because production of the devices spanned multiple countries, with […]

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Ten ways to cut shipping’s contribution to climate change – from a researcher

Ten ways to cut shipping’s contribution to climate change – from a researcher

Simon Bullock, University of Manchester In the middle of this summer’s shocking fires and floods came the grimmest climate science report yet from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, warning of a “code red for humanity” as our use of fossil fuels continues to drive up global temperatures. To keep below the threshold of […]

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