Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, made two presentations this week:
On Tuesday, April 6, at the 2021 Iowa Water Conference organized by Iowa Water Center held virtually: “The Economic Value of Less Harmful Algal Blooms: New Survey Results of Iowa Farmers and General Public” which is a joint work with Jimmy Shr, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics at National Taiwan University.
The conference information can be found at https://www.regcytes.extension.iastate.edu/iwc2021/program/
The event was covered at https://iowacapitaldispatch.com/2021/04/06/survey-iowans-willing-to-pay-for-cleaner-lakes/
On Wednesday, April 7, at The Trade and Climate Change conference, a joint effort of the U.S.-based Farm Foundation and the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute to explore topics in the context of a global trading environment where climate change policies have become increasingly ambitious and diverse among international players.
Zhang was a panelist for Session Three: Asia/Pacific Perspectives, in which panelists discussed climate actions in their countries as well as various carbon pricing options adopted in other jurisdictions and potential border measures to prevent carbon leakage. Also discussed was what challenges and opportunities panelists foresee given new and evolving standards and expectations for factoring climate change into trade agreements, while ensuring food security.
The conference can be found at https://farmfoundation.swoogo.com/tradeandclimatechange/home