Ming Ren

Ming Ren evaluates energy-carbon-food-land nexus for China’s bioenergy exploitation under stringent climate policies using an integrated approach.

China has set ambitious climate targets of carbon neutrality by 2050. Bioenergy is a key option to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and to improve energy security. However, bioenergy production may cause multiple effects on social, economic, and environmental systems, especially on food, water, and land use. Therefore, it is necessary to assess the role of bioenergy in climate change mitigation and its potential effects on food, water, and land-use.

In her research at IIASA, Ming aims to analyze the impacts of bioenergy exploitation under stringent climate policies on land-use change, food supply, and water in China by combining the Globiom model at IIASA and an energy system optimization model  and the IMED|CGE model developed by LEEEP group at Peking University. Her research explores long-term integrated pathways towards sustainable bioenergy system in China in line with the climate targets.

The results of her research will contribute to support policy discussion on the suitability of biomass as a key mitigation option in China.

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Funding: IIASA - PKU Postdoctoral Program

Nationality: Chinese

Program: Ecosystems and Services Management (ESM)

Starting date: September 2020

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Last edited: 22 October 2020


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