Reducing carbon pollution and supply chain efficiency remains challenging
More progress is needed for federal goals of carbon pollution reduction to see subsequent supply chain gains.
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Last month the United States and China jointly announced their respective targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions that are driving climate change for post-2020.
In a November 12 White House blog posting by John Podesta, counselor to President Barack Obama and John Holdren, the President’s science adviser, made note of how over the last year, “a spate of scientific studies have laid out the scope and scale of the challenge we face in the starkest of terms,” when it comes to taking on climate change action.
Kevin Smith, president and CEO of Sustainable Supply Chain Consulting, was blunt in his assessment.
“This is actually more of what we have seen before from the current administration,” he explained. “Instead of conforming to the established rules of legislation, they have decided to act unilaterally and attempt to use end-run plays to affect business policy. From a supply chain and logistics point of view, increased pressure from groups like the EPA to force businesses to comply with stricter rules will likely result in higher costs to consumers.”
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About the AuthorJeff Berman, Group News Editor Jeff Berman is Group News Editor for Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, and Supply Chain Management Review. Jeff works and lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, where he covers all aspects of the supply chain, logistics, freight transportation, and materials handling sectors on a daily basis. Contact Jeff Berman
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