23 July 2015

2nd Asian Energy Modelling Workshop on Climate Change and Sustainable Development

Climate change due to greenhouse gas emissions from human activities has drawn worldwide attention since the 1990s.

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Climate change due to greenhouse gas emissions from human activities has drawn worldwide attention since the 1990s. The observed increase in global temperature, rise in sea level and change in weather pattern have exerted significant influences, such as accelerated biodiversity loss, aggravated coastal erosion, more frequent extreme weather events, etc. In order to prevent the climate change from accelerating, many countries have launched climate change policy packages, which include carbon pricing, energy efficiency, low-carbon technology, renewable and clean energy, etc. In addition to emissions reduction, efforts are also underway to explore suitable adaptation solutions. Sustainable development is the ultimate goal of all the actions.

In recent decades, modelling has gained popularity as an important tool for energy and environmental policy analysis, as simulation results under alternative assumptions can provide policy makers with quantitative insight into carbon mitigation pathways and potential impacts of proposed policies on economic development, energy consumption and ecosystem sustainability. While national models are widely used to analyse local issues, multi-country models have also been developed to analyse regional or global issues that require multilateral cooperation. This modelling workshop focuses on quantitative analysis of climate change mitigation and adaption policies around the world and their implications for Asian countries.

ESM's Deputy Program Leader, Florian Kraxner will make a keynote presentation on "Reconciling Top-down versus Bottom-up Modeling for Renewable Energy Systems".

9:00 - 9:10Welcome Address

Professor Anthony Owen
, Principal Fellow and Head of Energy Economics Division, Energy Studies Institute, NUS
9:10 - 9:50National and Regional China TIMES Modelling to Address Climate Change and Sustainable Development 

Professor Chen Wenying
, Tsinghua University, China
9:50 - 10:30 Modelling Endogenous Technology Learning in a Multi-region TIMES Model

Dr. Gabrial Anandarajah
, University College London, United Kingdom
10:50 - 11:30Estimation of Policy Basis Energy Saving Potential in the East Asia Summit (ASEAN+6) Region Applying the Energy Outlook Approach

Dr. Shigeru Kimura
, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan
11:30 - 12:10Modelling Macroeconomic Impacts of Energy Efficiency Improvement-An Application to Emerging Economies

Dr. Liu Yang
, International Energy Agency, France
14:00- 14:40 Reconciling Top-down versus Bottom-up Modeling for Renewable Energy Systems

Dr. Florian Kraxner
, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria
14:40 - 15:20Development and Application of Energy-Economic Models for Switzerland Climate Change Mitigation Scenarios

Dr. Ramachandran Kannan
, Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland
15:40 - 16:20 A Multi-regional CGE Analysis on the Linking Regional Carbon Markets in China

Dr. Liu Yu
, Institute of Policy and Management, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
16:20 - 17:00 Economic and Social Impacts of Climate Policy on Singapore

Dr. Li Yingzhu
, Energy Studies Institute, NUS

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Florian Kraxner

Deputy Program Director
PSI Group Leader

Ecosystems Services and Management

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International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
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