Based on the various discipline such as engineering and economics, generation and solution of environmental problems will be discussed theoretically, and the relationship and gap between theory and practice on the environmental problems will be explained through the actual policy making process.
From the scenario analysis to solve the actual environmental problems, the process of problem establishment, planning of policies, and their implementation will be utilized for the actual problems.
Based on the economic theory and engineering approach, the students will be able to explain the environmental problems and their solutions. And the students will also be able to explain the gap between theory and practice by taking the actual environmental problems.
The students will propose and assess the environmental policies to an actual environmental problem.
sustainable development, environmental problem, climate change, policy, scenario
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Each class will be explained by using the related literature. And through the presentation by students, the students will deepen the debate on the solution by environmental policies.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Household economy and environmental generation from household activity||Explain characteristics of household economy and environmental load generation from household sector|
|Class 2||Climate change impacts||Understand the climate change and its impacts to socio-economic activities|
|Class 3||Climate change and long-term strategy||Explain the latest climate change issues, and understand the long-term countermeasures in Japan and the world|
|Class 4||Climate change impact assessment model||Understand model to assess climate change impacts|
|Class 5||Scenario approach||Understand scenario approach and its effectiveness|
|Class 6||Climate change and Sustainable Development Goals||Understand the relationship between climate change issues and Sustainable Development Goals|
|Class 7||Actions to achieve sustainable society||Understand definition of sustainable development and actions to realize it|
|Class 8||Future scenario and uncertainty||Explain the scenario development to treat uncertainties|
|Class 9||Energy supply and demand structure in Japan||Understand supply and demand of energy in Japan, and understand the energy structure in Japan|
|Class 10||Theory and practices of environmental tax||Understand the theory of environmental tax based on concept of marginal cost|
|Class 11||Air pollution in Asia||Understand mechanism of air pollution generation and solution|
|Class 12||Future scenario and roadmap||Understand how to realize future scenarios|
|Class 13||Climate change and air pollution||Understand the relationship between climate change and air pollution, and explain the role of Japan to solve this problem|
|Class 14||Summary of this lecture||Understand issues and solutions to realize sustainable society|
Since the topics cover very broad issues, the related literatures will be provided each time.
The related literatures will be provided each time.
Periodical small report for each class (50%), presentation (25%) and final report (25%)
Prof. Toshihiko Masui (masui[at]nies.go.jp)
Prof. Yuko Kanamori (kanamori[at]nies.go.jp)
Before and after the class, professor will stay in his/her office. Contact using email, because usually professors work at National Institute for Environmental Studies, Tsukuba.