Long-run analysis of SDGs linked to the food-environment-energy using open-source economic modelling
Friday, October 11th 3:00pm – 5pm
- Uris Lantz Baldos, Purdue University (Key Facilitator)
Uris has 4 years of co-teaching a graduate level course which focuses on key issues on feeding the world sustainably. The course covers topics relevant to the future of global agriculture as well as trade-off with respect to environmental goals.
- Jing Liu, Purdue University
Jing has published several articles on the trade-offs between food and environmental security outcomes. She also has experience in teaching and facilitating workshops on global economic modelling and its application.
- Emiliano Lopez Barrera, Purdue University
Emiliano was teaching assistant on the graduate-level course on global sustainability and has experience on using economic models to examine issues on food security.
- Provide an overview of the historical evolution of global agriculture and the future challenges of sustainably feeding the world’s growing population
- Promote deeper understanding of the synergies and trade-offs among sustainable development goals surrounding the world’s farm and food system
- Provide hands-on experience using the SIMPLE web application as well as showcase video and course materials that can be used by users to learn more/teach trade-offs in SDGs in the context of the global farm and food systevalcourt
Part I. Introduction (~20 to 30 mins)
Part II. Understanding the grand challenge of sustainability feeding a growing planet (~ 45-60 mins)Lecture
· Provide an historical perspective on the key drivers of global farm and food system.
· Highlight future trends of main drivers of agriculture.
Part III. Using SIMPLE web application for SDG trade-off analysis – Lecture + Hands On
· Discuss model as well as show case to users how to run experiments.
· Hands-on use of web application to run and analyze the following experiments
· Impact of climate change on agriculture and the importance of investments in research and development in agriculture for climate adaptation
· Constraints in future cropland expansion and its implication on undernutrition
· Changes in dietary consumption and co-benefits in food and environmental security
· Brainstorm with participants on SDGs of interest and how that can be implemented in the SIMPLE web application
Part IV. Workshop Wrap-up (~20~30 minutes) Lecture
· Discuss available video and course materials that can be used by users to learn more / teach trade-offs in SDGs in the context of the farm and food system.
- Knowledge about key drivers of global farm and food system and where to find these information
- Greater appreciation about the synergies and trade-offs among SDGs
- Awareness on how economic models can be used for global sustainability analysis as well as online course materials on teaching trade-offs in SDGs
- Better understanding on what the key drivers of global agriculture and the environmental costs of feeding the world
- Better knowledge about the synergies and trade-offs among SDGs
- Identify available resources / tools which could be useful to the participant who are interested in SDG trade off analysis