UBC Forestry wishes to congratulate Dr. Guangyu Wang and PhD student Chunyu Pan who will be attending the upcoming COP28 in Dubai for an associated event called, ‘Global Knowledge Exchange and New Skills of NbS about Forestry Power to Mitigate Climate Change.’
About Guangyu Wang
Dr. Guangyu Wang’s research centers on sustainable forest and watershed management through computer modeling. He’s completed projects utilizing system dynamics, bioregional assessments, and GIS to analyze ecosystem degradation and land use management. His primary focus is on Chinese forest management, where he’s developed innovative sustainable management plans. Dr. Wang also investigates climate change, forest adaptation, and carbon market mechanisms. Additionally, as a former business professional, he’s keen on strategic planning, financial management of natural resources, and the effectiveness of land use change policies.
About Chunyu Pan
Chunyu Pan is currently a PhD student with Guangyu. His research interests are on the global carbon market, forestry offsets, and bamboo offset projects and their relationships with climate change. He graduated from UBC with a BSc of Science, majoring in Environmental Sciences. Chunyu has been investigating the potential linkage of global carbon markets and the barriers and challenges to developing carbon forestry projects. His current research focuses on the additionality and effectiveness of forestry carbon offset projects and a valid, credible, and internationally recognized carbon accounting methodology for bamboo forest carbon offset projects.
About the UBC Forestry Side Event at COP28
Two members of the UBC Faculty of Forestry are set to make an impact at the upcoming COP28 climate conference in Dubai, UAE, on December 8, 2023. This event, titled ‘Global Knowledge Exchange and New Skills of NbS about Forestry Power to Mitigate Climate Change,’ is dedicated to underlining the pivotal role of forestry and nature-based solutions (NbS) in addressing climate change. Guangyu will open the event and follow with a keynote speech entitled ‘New Pathways for Forestry Development in Response to Climate Change – Carbon Offsets and Health Industry.’ Also, Chunyu will present his research on the development of forestry offsets in Canada. The event will gather world-renowned enterprises, think tanks, universities, research institutions, and NGOs to discuss innovative forest carbon sink technologies and the practical application of NbS. By creating a global platform for dialogue among NGOs, communities, academia, and the business sector, the event seeks to establish a cooperative network to address climate change challenges, thus generating a synergistic global impact. To see the full event and exhibit schedule, click here.