Meeting the Global Sustainable Development Goals on a Changing Planet with Limited Land and Water Resources

Getting started




This is a collaborative project with Michigan State University in which GLASS staff will undertake metacoupling analysis at international, national and regional scales using the SIMPLE-G framework. For this project we will construct a specialized version of SIMPLE-G, a global, partial equilibrium model ofsoybean production, consumption and trade, which disaggregates the world, particularly Brazil and China, at the grid cell level. This model will allow for multiscale analysis of human and natural systems, with labor markets in the focus regions of Mato Grosso (Brazilian state) and Heilongjiang (Province of China), as well as analysis of environmental impacts including terrestrial carbon and greenhouse gas emissions. It will allow us to test key hypotheses about meta-coupling.:

GLASS personnel

Tom Hertel(PI), Uris Baldos, and Jing Liu