Developing a tool to analyze climate co-benefits of the urban energy system

Farzaneh, Hooman, Suwa, Aki, Doll, Christopher N.H. and Puppim de Oliveira, José A., (2014). Developing a tool to analyze climate co-benefits of the urban energy system. Procedia Environmental Sciences, 20 97-105

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    Author Farzaneh, Hooman
    Suwa, Aki
    Doll, Christopher N.H.
    Puppim de Oliveira, José A.
    Title Developing a tool to analyze climate co-benefits of the urban energy system
    Appearing in Procedia Environmental Sciences
    Volume 20
    Publication Date 2014
    Place of Publication Amsterdam
    Publisher Elsevier
    Start page 97
    End page 105
    Language eng
    Abstract The world rapidly urbanizing, and a majority of the global population will experience climate change in cities. Climate change will exacerbate the existing urban environmental management challenges in cities, in most cases making existing problems much worse. At the same time, cities are responsible for significant global greenhouse gas emissions, and given current demographic trends, this level will likely only increase over time. These challenges highlight the need for cities to rethink how assets are deployed and infrastructure investments are prioritized as well as how climate will affect long-term growth and development plans. Since responding to the complex challenges of climate change mitigation and adaptation requires a knowledge-based approach, the present research is based on providing a tool for assessing the climate co-benefits of improving performance of the energy system at the city scale. This research aims to assess the expected co-benefits arising from different sub-sectors of the city-wide energy system. It will also address in some detail the role of executive policy targets support to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission and air pollution in cities. The tool is initially tested using real data for the city of Yokohama, Japan and estimates that the city's envisioned Smart City Project could achieve GHG reduction of about 1.68Mt/yr.
    Copyright Holder The Authors
    Copyright Year 2014
    Copyright type Creative commons
    DOI 10.1016/j.proenv.2014.03.014
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