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Assessing the Impact of Climate Change and Intensive Human Activities on China's Agro-Ecosystem

Professor Laixiang Sun, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Friday 16 November 2012, 1400-1515
LEC Training Rooms 1 And 2

Abstract: Climate models have projected that climate change will become progressively more severe in this century, with significant impacts on agriculture. This presentation reports the research achievements of a NSFC-IIASA project on the potential for adaptation of Chinese agriculture to climate change.

Speaker: Laixiang Sun is Chair Professor and Head of Department at Department of Financial and Management Studies, SOAS, University of London. He is an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences. He is also an adjunct professor at University of Maryland and a research professor at Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR) in China Academy of Sciences. Affiliated with International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg, Austria, and Guanghua School of Management in Peking University, Beijing, China, he is the author of more than 90 research publications spanning the areas of corporate finance, corporate governance, comparative economics, business management, integrated modelling, ecology, agriculture, and environment.

Refreshments from 1.15pm before the event. Please register with ci@lancaster.ac.uk for catering purposes.

Contact Colette Webb for more details, tel. 510738 or c.webb@lancaster.ac.uk.

Lancaster University Confucius Institute was established on 20 December 2011. It aims to offer courses in Chinese language and culture, to further research and the engagement of North West businesses with China by offering activities on themes of China, innovation, sustainability and enterprise.