Joint Workshop on: “Towards Sustainable Urban Energy Systems: Experiences from Asia and Latin America”
Date: 01-03 February 2018
Host and Venue: Institute of Advanced Energy, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
Deadline for submission of extended abstract: 15 December 2017
to the Kyoto University Official Website:
BACKGROUND AND COVERAGE
Climate change has exacerbated the existing urban environmental management challenges in cities. At the same time, cities are responsible for a significant part of the global greenhouse gas emissions, and given current demographic trends, this level will likely only increase over time. These challenges highlight the need for cities to rethink how assets are deployed and people protected, how infrastructure investments are prioritized, and how climate will affect long-term growth and development plans. The overall aim of this workshop is to a solid understanding of key policies and instruments which can be developed in order to boost the capacity of societies to establish a low carbon energy system in Asian and Latin American cities and achieve the local and global goals of sustainable development. The main aim of the proposed workshop is to discuss policy-oriented research on clean energy solutions in Asian and Latin American cities. The Sustainable Urban Energy System, which is proposed in this workshop refers to the development and implementation of policies and strategies that simultaneously contribute to addressing climate change and solving local environmental problems, which also have other development impacts. This workshop provides insights to a wide audience on successful ways to promote, design and implement the low carbon urban energy system in Asian and Latin American cities. The objective of this workshop is to bring together young researchers and practitioners from Japan and Brazil to discuss how we can develop policies and instruments to boost the capacity of societies to establish a low carbon energy system in Asian and Latin American cities and achieve the local and global goals of sustainable development with a special focus on:
• How clean energy planning contributes to urban resilience and sustainability?
• Which initiatives are most promising? What are their policy implications?
• What is the rule of local governments in deploying sustainable urban energy system?
• What are the main drivers and challenges for the sustainable urban energy system?
APPLICANTS: YOUNG SCHOLARS
This workshop invites young scholars from Japanese or Brazilian universities with an interest in sustainable urban energy or similar fields. Young scholars here are interpreted as Ph.D. holders that have received their diploma in less than 10 years ago. Young scholars are asked to submit their extend abstract (500-1000 words) which should be included theories/perspectives, research methods, results and findings. The articles should be based on empirical research and policy-oriented.
- Hooman Farzaneh, Institute of Advanced Energy, Kyoto University
- Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira, Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV), Management School of São Paulo (FGV/EAESP)
- Hideaki Ohgaki, Institute of Advanced Energy, Kyoto University, Japan
- Aki Suwa, Kyoto Women’s University, Japan
- André Pereira de Carvalho, FGV/EAESP, Brazil
- Charbel Jabbour, UNESP - Sao Paulo State University, Brazil
- Hooman Farzaneh, Institute of Advanced Energy, Kyoto University, Japan
- Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira, FGV/EAESP, Brazil
- José Carlos Barbieri, FGV/EAESP, Brazil
- Keiichi N. Ishihara, Kyoto university, Japan
- Antonio José Junqueira Botelho, Kyoto university, Japan
Papers and Participants
- Measuring Externalities in an Information Commons: The Case of Libraries: Matheus Albergaria de Magalhães, Fundação Escola de Comércio Álvares Penteado (FECAP)
- Bioenergy Potential from Agricultural Residues in the State of São Paulo, Brazil (Preliminary Analysis): Bruno Barbosa, University of São Paulo –USP
- Options and limitations for road transportation in urban areas and megacities in a carbon constrained scenario: Larissa de Souza Noel Simas Barbosa, University of São Paulo–USP
- Cooperation and forecasting of solar energy technologies applied to Japan and Brazil: Alex Fabianne de Paulo, University of São Paulo –USP
- A case study of climate change adaptation governance in Peshawar Valley of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan: Muhammad Mumtaz, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV)
- The Role of Japanese Cities in Ensuring a Carbon Free Electricity Grid : Miguel Esteban, The University of Tokyo
- Renewable energy deployment in Uzbekistan: wind/solar power development: Nigora Djalilova, The University of Tokyo
- Thailand’s renewable energy transition from utility-scale project to residential technological adoption : Ranaporn Tantiwechwuttikul, The University of Tokyo
- WOMEN HAVE ENERGY TO BOOST: A Capacity Building Approach for Sustainable Energy Consumption: Isabel B. Franco, The United Nations University, Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)
- Evaluation of long-term urban transition in a megacity based on alternative socioeconomic pathways: Miho Kamei, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
- Energy Visions of Japan’s Postwar Planning Theory: Andrea Flores Urushima, Kyoto University
- A life cycle assessment of greenhouse tomato production in an agrivoltaic system: Leon Ai, Kyoto University
- Evaluation of Relationship between Embodied Energy and Transport Energy of Cities in Japan: Junichiro Oda, Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE)
The full report and proceedings of the workshop is available here