Using Project-Management Tools to Achieve International Climate Goals
The goal of our scientific research is to show how the application of project management tools can contribute to the achievement of climate goals. To show this impact in a realistic example, the tools are applied in the project “International North-South Transport Corridor.”
The INSTC (International North South Transport Corridor) project is an international logistics and simultaneously climate project with the aim of improving the logistics chains between Europe and Asia and sustainably reducing the negative impacts on the climate. This connection starts from South Asia and runs through Armenia and Georgia to Europe. A potential to halve the negative impact of transportation on climate change is evident. This possibility could simultaneously save at least US$40 billion in transportation costs on a middle-time horizon. However, to achieve these goals, the management of the project should be improved. Considering that the whole world can benefit from this climate project, an optimal approach would be to gain the cooperation of many international actors to ensure the geopolitical neutrality of the route. Hence, acting as neutral mediators is necessary for the actors to encourage the regional conflicting parties to achieve long-term peace in the affected regions.
The aim of this panel is to bring together all interested countries, researchers, non-governmental organizations, investors, and companies from all over the world that are involved in and/or affected (directly or indirectly) by the International North-South Transport Corridor Project and/or are interested in participating in the enormous climate project, resulting from the successful completion of the INSTC project, between Europe and Asia.