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)
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Class 1 - Class 14: Each topics are explained.
|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/ExSS||Understand AIM/ExSS (Accounting model)|
|Class 4||Introduction of population and household projection||Understand popuplation and household projection|
|Class 5||Introduction of models in household sector (1)||Understand various models in household sector|
|Class 6||Introduction of AIM/Enduse||Understand AIM/Enduse (bottom-up model)|
|Class 7||Introduction of AIM/CGE||Understand AIM/CGE structure|
|Class 8||Use of AIM/Enduse||Understand how AIM / Enduse was used in environmental policy|
|Class 9||Impact assessment model 1 (Introduction of various impact assessment model）||Understand various impact assessment model|
|Class 10||Impact assessment 2 (Example of impact assessment)||the latest findings of impact assessment on climate change issues|
|Class 11||Power demand analysis at regional-scale||Understand power demand analysis at regional-scale|
|Class 12||Introduction of models in household sector (2)||Understand various models in household sector|
|Class 13||Machine learning analysis in the energy field||Understand the advantages of the machine learning algorithms in the energy analysis|
|Class 14||Setting challenge to solve global environmental issue and collection of data for modeling||Understand how to collect data for modeling|
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 course material.
Cource matereals are distributed in each class.
Reference books are shown in each class.
Main report (50%)
Evaluation by 3 external lecturers (mainly mini-report) (total 50%)
There is no prerequisite for this course.