Climate-resistant Ecosystems as a Solution to Climate Change

  Current emission trends and the earth’s rising temperatures have a significant impact on climate ecosystems. In addition to natural means such as carbon sinks, scientists are leveraging fundamental science and computational tools to predict responses and engineer climate-resistant ecosystems using novel materials, sensing devices, and biochemical strategies. This discussion will focus on how scientific advances and an interdisciplinary approach are needed to mitigate the impact of climate change.

In Partnership with the Institute of Carbon Neutrality at Peking University

The Institute of Carbon Neutrality, PKU was established by Peking University in September 2022, for the purpose of promoting China’s “carbon peaking and carbon neutrality”strategy and global climate governance. The missions of the Institute are: leveraging the disciplinary strengths of PKU as a comprehensive university to help China achieve its “carbon peaking and carbon neutrality” targets and to build the world’s leading institute in global climate governance; developing an interdisciplinary mechanism by which a high-end national think tank can be built on the strength of “carbon peaking and carbon neutrality” engineering technology and policy management; and building a “carbon peaking and carbon neutrality” technical support platform and professional talent training center through the deepening of government-university-industry integration. The Institute focuses on three areas of research: basic scientific studies on climate change and ecological environment; key “carbon peaking and carbon neutrality” technologies and energy transition; and “carbon peaking and carbon neutrality” economy, policies and global governance. The research team includes eight academicians in natural science and engineering, namely Fang Jingyun, Tao Shu, Jin Zhijun, Zhang Yuanhang, Ni Jinren, Zhu Tong, Chen Songxi, and Piao Shilong, along with a number of well-known experts and scholars in humanities and social sciences.