报告题目（一）：Trade policy as climate policy instrument in agriculture: a European perspective
报告题目（二）：Systems Integration for High-Impact Research
Wusheng Yu is a professor at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Prof. Yu conducts quantitative economic research in the areas of international agricultural trade, trade policy, agricultural and food policy, computable general equilibrium models, and climate change economics. He teaches graduate courses in international trade and computational methods. His research has been funded by several EU FP and H2020 projects and various national funding agencies. He has consulted for a number of international organizations and advised several national government ministries.
Jianguo Liu is Rachel Carson Chair in Sustainability, University Distinguished Professor, and Director of the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability at Michigan State University. He has served on the editorial boards of 20 professional journals (e.g., Science) and was president of US Regional Association, International Association for Landscape Ecology. He has been recognized with many honors, such as being elected to the American Philosophical Society (the oldest learned academy in the US) and American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Professor Liu has received numerous awards including the World Sustainability Award and Gunnerus Award in Sustainability Science. He has also been named as a “Highly Cited Researcher.”
一、This talk discusses current climate policy debates on competitiveness and carbon leakage concerns arising from unilateral decarbonization actions in the context of European agriculture. We illustrate how alternative agricultural practices can contribute to the reductions of agricultural GHG emissions while leading to competitiveness losses and carbon leakages. In responding to these challenges, we also explore the role of further trade liberalization and the recently proposed carbon border adjustment in mitigating the expected adverse effects of European decarbonization actions.
二、Systems integration is holistic approaches that integrate various disciplines, ranging from natural and social sciences such as ecology and economics, policy, to technology, for understanding complex human-nature interactions across space, over time, and among organizational levels. It is increasingly important with globalization, climate change, and socioeconomic-environmental changes around the world. This lecture will present examples of two major systems integration approaches to conducting high-impact research. One is based on insights from small-scale research. The other is to apply the integrated framework of metacoupling (human-nature interactions within as well as between adjacent and distant systems) for large-scale research. The lecture will conclude with discussion on challenges and opportunities for high-impact research.