Prof Yutao Wang

Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Fudan University, China.

Ecological Capital: Concept, Measurement and Governance

Nature as an important capital is essential for human sustainable development, it provides not only direct products, but also indirect services. In this lecture, concept, evaluation methods and policy instruments on ecological capital would be introduced together with a few case studies. It would also draw existing challenges in current research and identify potential gaps for future research.

CV: Yutao Wang is a professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Fudan University. He is currently serving as Co-Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Cleaner Production, the Deputy Director of Fudan Tyndall Center, and the Deputy Director of Industrial Ecology Committee of Ecological Society of China. Prior to that, he had performed research at leading research institutions such as the Oak Ridge National Lab, the University of Tennessee, Lund University, and Shandong University. He has research interests on climate change, cleaner production, industrial ecology, and ecological capital. He has been awarded the Newton Advanced Fellowship by British Academy.