Explain the mechanism of climate change and mitigation & adaptation policies, and introduce the countermeasures in Japan.
And assess the mitigation policies toward a low carbon society by using the general equilibrium model, and discuss the necessary countermeasures to avoid the climate change.
Understand the roles of science and policy to solve the climate change issue. Then understand how the science can contribute to the environmental policies.
Through the programming of computable general equilibrium model, try to quantify the environmental policies, and assess the appropriate policies.
Environmental policy, climate change, mitigation and adaptation, policy and science, general equilibrium model
|✔ Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Each class will be explained by using the related literatures. And through the presentation by students, the students will deepen the debate on the solution by environmental policies.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Science and policy on climate change||Understand the scientific knowledge on climate change|
|Class 2||Climate mitigation policy||Understand the climate mitigation policy|
|Class 3||History of mitigation policy in Japan||Understand the history of mitigation policy in Japan|
|Class 4||How to bridging gap between policy making and model||Understand the roles of model for climate mitigation policies and actions|
|Class 5||General equilibrium model (1) Data||Develop the dataset necessary to computable general equilibrium model|
|Class 6||General equilibrium model (2) Behaviors of producer and consumer||Formulate the behaviors of producer and consumer|
|Class 7||General equilibrium model (3) Theory||Solve computable general equilibrium model|
|Class 8||General equilibrium model (4) Simple model programming||Simulate computable general equilibrium model under the prepared dataset|
|Class 9||General equilibrium model (5) Model extension||Understand the program of extended CGE model for energy and climate change|
|Class 10||General equilibrium model (6) Assessment of mitigation actions||Solve the climate change mitigation policy using computable general equilibrium model|
|Class 11||Assessment of climate change policies (presentation)||Make a presentation on the simulation results and make the problems clear|
|Class 12||Economic development and environmental problems||Understand the examples of Porter Hypothesis|
|Class 13||Sustainable development||Understand the definition of sustainable development|
|Class 14||Toward the long-term environmental policies (presentation)||Explore the countermeasures to protect the environment for a long period, and clarify the further problems|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
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 (30%), presentation (40%) and final report (30%)
Students are desired to understand the basic knowledge on microeconomics and microeconomics.
Prof. Toshihiko Masui (masui[at]nies.go.jp)
Before and after the class, professor will stay in his/her office. Contact using email, because usually professor works at National Institute for Environmental Studies, Tsukuba.