Can emission reduce while economic growth continues?

Ranran Wang

Yale University,

Currently, I am working as a postdoctoral research associate at Yale, investigating the impacts of the resource nexus and the anthropogenic drivers of environmental impacts (e.g. CO2 emissions) and socio-economic wellbeing. For nearly a decade, I have been using systems modeling tools to investigate the anthropogenic impacts, through infrastructural interventions or consumption of goods and services, on freshwater environments.  Recognizing the importance of geospatial scales for systematic analyses of water, my work considered basin to global scales while highlighting the importance of an integrative outlook. This line of research has led to multiple publications published in top peer-reviewed journals.I have cross-disciplinary academic background in environmental science, engineering, and policy.  My research experiences and interests focus on the water-energy nexus, resilient water infrastructure systems, and understanding and leveraging anthropogenic impacts on natural environments.  


Economic growth is considered as a most important driver of anthropogenic CO2 emissions, which is central to global climate change and its widespread impacts on human and natural systems. International commitments to reducing... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Ranran Wang (Yale University,)
  2. Edgar G Hertwich (Yale University,)

Topic Area

• Environmentally and socially-extended input-output analysis


WS-24 » Impacts of trade on the environment (15:30 - Wednesday, 28th June, Room I)

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