This cource focuses on modeling on global environmental issue such as global warming and economic growth. Topics include IAM (Integrated Assessment Model), its component models such as bottom-up model, top-down model, population projection, demand estimation), and future scenario. The course enables students to understand the characteristics of models through lectures. The models introduced in this cource have been used in discussion such as future CO2 emission target and corbon tax. Students will be interested in global environmental issue and think about the issue by themselves after this cource. Lectures will be given by class teacher (Kanamori) and three external lecturers.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Understand characteristics of the models which are used in global environemental issues.
2) Think and propose about appropriate model framework.
3) Have a appropriate presentation about 2).
Global environmental issue, economic grouwth, model analysis, IAM (Integrated Assessment Model)
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Class 1 - Class 14: Each topics are explained.
Class 15: Students have presentations on model framework about a certain given issue.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Intoroduction of IAM||Understand the cource aims|
|Class 2||Introduction of future scenarios||Understand future scenarios|
|Class 3||Introduction of AIM/Enduse||Understand AIM/Enduse (bottom-up model)|
|Class 4||Introduction of AIM/ExSS||Understand AIM/ExSS (Accounting model)|
|Class 5||Use of AIM/Enduse in Japan||Understand how AIM / Enduse was used in Japan's environmental policy|
|Class 6||Introduction of population and household projection||Understand popuplation and household projection|
|Class 7||Use of Enduse model in foreign countries||Understand how Enduse model was used in foreign countries|
|Class 8||Impact assessment model 1 (Introduction of various impact assessment model）||Understand various impact assessment model|
|Class 9||Impact assessment 2 (Example of impact assessment)||the latest findings of impact assessment on climate change issues|
|Class 10||Introduction of models in household sector (1)||Understand various models in household sector|
|Class 11||Introduction of models in household sector (2)||Understand various models in household sector|
|Class 12||Setting challenge to solve global environmental issue and collection of data for modeling||Understand how to collect data for modeling|
|Class 13||Introduction of AIM/CGE model strucutre||Understand AIM/CGE structure|
|Class 14||Assessing sustainable development scenarios in China using AIM/CGE||Understand of assessment of sustainable development scenarios using AIM/CGE|
|Class 15||Student presentation||Appropriate model framework|
Cource matereals are distributed in each class.
Reference books are shown in each class.
Student presentation and Report about the presentation (50%)
Evaluation by 3 external lecturers (mainly mini-report) (total 50%)
There is no prerequisite for this course.