Center for Social and Environmental Systems Research - Research Result (Presentation) FY 2012

FY 2012

  • Research Presentation
    Outdoor experiment on differences in surface temperature with changes in clothing color
    Presenter : ICHINOSE Toshiaki
    Name of Society : 6th Japanese-German Meeting on Urban Climatology "Climate Analysis for Urban Planning" Hiroshima, Japan
    Name of Proceedings:Abstracts (2012)
  • Presenter : , ,
    Name of Society : ISIE-MFA 2012 'Socio-Economic Metabolism'
    Name of Proceedings:China’s rapid economic growth and industrialization is suffering from more and more apparent conflict between energy supply and demand, as well as related environmental problems. In recent decades, energy conservation and emission reduction has become a national policy and energy efficiency technologies had been promoted all over the nation, but current efforts and technologies on energy efficiency seem unable to hold back the increasing energy consumption of Chinese households. Under such background, this paper focus on the mitigation effect of subsidies reform policy on rebound effect, including two key points: first of all, to study how much is China’s direct rebound effect of energy efficiency for urban housewholds? Based on statistics and servey data from 2002 to 2007, and applied with linear approximation of the Almost Ideal Demand System model and simulation analysis, we calculated the direct rebound effect of households energy consumption was about 54%. Secondly, as fiscal policy is an important way to mitigate the rebound effect, and energy subsidy reform is one key aspect, we made a systemical analysis on how the energy subsidies reform could affect the rebound effect. Applied with price-gap approach, we calculated China’s electricity and gas subsidies in 2007, the subsidy rate are 52.43% and 23.56%, respectively. To link the role of energy price and the socio-economic metablism, we proposed a physical energy input and monetory output model(EIMO) to simulate how removing the subsidies would reduce the households energy consumption in both direct and indirect perspective. Results show that by removing the electricity and gas subsidy, total energy consumption embodied in urban households living expenditure would be reduced by 5 million tons coal equivalent, the CO2 emissions reduction equivalent would be 13.4 million tons. Simulation results have revealed the mitigation effect of removing subsidies on rebound effect. Finally, based on the quantative analysis, policy design for the ever-improvement of energy subsidies reform is proposed, and how removing gas and electricity subsidies would affect households' living from the perspective of different income level in terms of direct and indirect aspects were taken into considerarion. (2012)
  • Presenter : , FUJITA Tsuyoshi,
    Name of Society : MFA-ConAccount Section Conference 2012,“Socio-Economic Metabolism”, Darmstadt, Germany
    Name of Proceedings:Urban energy management is important to China’s sustainable development and in this beginning of national twelfth-five planning period (from 2011 to 2015), China has implemented energy conservation planning in a number of cities, in the purpose of reducing energy consumption per unit of GDP for a certain cap to meet its GHGs emissions reduction target. The planning is made based on a top-down approach, which allocate the reduction target from the national wide to the sector, then to industry and finally to the company, usually neglecting the real condition and the interconnection among different industries, as well as the linkage of reduction target and local economy. This paper studied on how Materials Flow Analysis and Input-Output model could be applied into Chinese urban energy planning and CO2 reduction policy, and an emperical study was taken in Liuzhou city, a heavy industries center in Guangxi province, China. Based on the urban-level energy flow analysis, city energy balance table and 2007 provincial monetary input-output table, complemented by survey on key industries, we proposed a hybrid energy input-output model in 2009 fit to local industrial characteristics, with 24 economic sectors, 10 categories of energy resources and one category of waste and emissions, which was CO2 emissions. Then the established model was used to identify the key sectors from both direct and indirect perspectives, eight industries were identified as key sectors need to implement the energy conservation planning in priority, including Iron and steel industry, cement and construction materials industry, chemical industry, power generation industry, sugar industry, pulp and paper industry, non-ferros metal industry, machinery manufacturing industry, and automation manufacturing industry. Furthermore, with year 2009 as BAU level, scenario analysis based on year 2015 urban energy planning target was made through the model, simulation results showed that under the target of urban-level energy intensity reduced by 20%, and GDP increased doubled by 2015, the eight main industries would reduce their energy intensity by 20%, 20%, 15%, 25%, 25%, 25%, 30% and 30%, respectively. Totalurban energy demand would amount to 29.5 million tons coal equivalent. Meanwhile, how the optimization of energy mix of the key industries and industrial structure adjustment would further affect the CO2 emissions reduction was discussed with the model. Finally, to realize the urban target, an inventory of key low-carbon technologies and fiscal policy were proposed, and policy implications of results and future work were discussed. (2012)
  • Research Presentation
    Evaluation of Urban Heat Island Mitigation and CO2 Reduction Effects
    Presenter : HIRANO Yujiro, , , FUJITA Tsuyoshi, ,
    Name of Society : 8th International Conference on Urban Climates
    Name of Proceedings:Abstracts (2012)
  • Research Presentation
    Impacts of shading effect from nearby buildings on energy consumption
    Presenter : , ICHINOSE Toshiaki,
    Name of Society : ICUC8 Dublin -8th International Conference on Urban Climate and 10th Symposium on the Urban Environment-
    Name of Proceedings:Abstracts, 279 (2012)
  • Research Presentation
    Recent urban subsurface warming in seven Asian mega-cities
    Presenter : ICHINOSE Toshiaki
    Name of Society : ICUC8 DUBLIN -8th International Conference on Urban Climate and 10th Symposium on the Urban Environment-
    Name of Proceedings:Abstracts, 67 (2012)
  • Research Lecture
    Japanese Experiences of Reduction Measures and Proposal of Bilateral Credits of CFCs and HCFCs
    Presenter : , HANAOKA Tatsuya
    Name of Society : Side Event on the 10th Workshop on GHG Inventories in Asia (WGIA10)
    Name of Proceedings:- (2012)
  • Research Lecture
    Future Emissions of CFCs, HCFCs and HFCs - Mitigation Potentials and Barriers -
    Presenter : HANAOKA Tatsuya
    Name of Society : Side Event on the 10thWorkshop on GHG Inventories in Asia (WGIA10)
    Name of Proceedings:- (2012)
  • Research Presentation
    Technical Cooperation for Decentralised Wastewater Treatment in Rural Areas in China –Cooperation to Tranfer the Environmental Wisdom of Japan –
    Presenter : MIZUOCHI Motoyuki, , ,
    Name of Society : 4th EWA/WEF/JSWA Specialty Conference
    Name of Proceedings:Abstracts, 183-186 (2012)
  • Presenter : FUJINO Junichi
    Name of Society : International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific 2012
    Name of Proceedings:- (2012)
  • Research Presentation
    SSPs and industrial water by AIM modeling team
    Presenter : FUJIMORI Shinichiro, HANASAKI Naota, HASEGAWA Tomoko, MASUI Toshihiko, , TAKAHASHI Kiyoshi, HIJIOKA Yasuaki
    Name of Society : Climate Change Impacts and Integrated Assessment (CCI/IA) Workshop XVIII
    Name of Proceedings:- (2012)
  • Presenter : TASAKI Tomohiro, KAMEYAMA Yasuko, ,
    Name of Society : 18th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference
    Name of Proceedings:Abstracts (2012)
  • Presenter : , ASHINA Shuichi, FUJINO Junichi
    Name of Society : 35th IAEE International Conference
    Name of Proceedings:- (2012)
  • Research Presentation
    Risk perception of climate change and choice of energy source January 2007 and after the Fukushima accident in March 2011
    Presenter : AOYAGI Midori
    Name of Society : SRA-Europe 21st Annual Conference
    Name of Proceedings:Abstracts, 78 (2012)
  • Research Presentation
    The most important problem in Japan and the World, how Japanese people saw the Great Earthquakes of March 11, 2011 and the Fukushima Nuclear Accidents after the earthquakes
    Presenter : AOYAGI Midori
    Name of Society : 65th WAPOR Annual Conference
    Name of Proceedings:Abstracts, 59 (2012)
  • Research Lecture
    Lessons of Green Economy policies in Japan: “Scenarios and Actions”
    Presenter : FUJINO Junichi
    Name of Society : 1st Workshop On Green Economy and its Enabling Policy
    Name of Proceedings:- (2012)
  • How to Design “Sustainable Low Carbon Society” -Let’s share my experience-
    Presenter : FUJINO Junichi, FUJINO Junichi
    Name of Society : 慶應義塾大学大学院政策・メディア研究科特別講演  (2012)
  • Research Presentation
    Analysis of CMIP5 Data for Impacts and Adaptation Assessment
    Presenter : , TAKAHASHI Kiyoshi, HIJIOKA Yasuaki, HANASAKI Naota
    Name of Society : Climate Adaptation Futures: Second Intrnational Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2012
    Name of Proceedings:Abstracts of Adaptation Futures 2012 (2012)
  • Low Carbon Society Scenarios and Actions: Japan's Experience and Asia's Challenge
    Presenter : ASHINA Shuichi
    Name of Society : International Conference on Low-Carbon Energy and Economy
    Name of Proceedings:Abstracts of International Conference on Low-Carbon Energy and Economy (2012)
  • Research Presentation
    Environmental load reduction of substitution of electric vehicles by taking geographical features into account
    Presenter : KONDO Yoshinori, ,
    Name of Society : The 26th International Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium
    Name of Proceedings:Abstracts of The 26th International Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium, 347-349 (2012)
  • Research Presentation
    Structuring International Financial Support for Adaptation to Climate Change
    Presenter : KUBOTA Izumi
    Name of Society : International Studies Association Annual Convention 2012
    Name of Proceedings:- (2012)
  • Presenter :
    Name of Society : ISA Annual Convention 2012
    Name of Proceedings:- (2012)
  • 1.Low Carbon Society Roadmap in Japan and Asia 2.How to Realize Low-Carbon Society:Scenarios and Actions
    Presenter : FUJINO Junichi
    Name of Society : JICA地球温暖化対策研修会
    Name of Proceedings:ー (2012)
  • Research Presentation
    Green society and green growth, green innovation initiatives originated with urban and local areas
    Presenter : FUJITA Tsuyoshi
    Name of Society : 8th Asia-Pacific Eco-Business Forum in Kawasaki
    Name of Proceedings:- (2012)
  • Presenter : KANAMORI Yuko
    Name of Society : The 18th AIM International Workshop
    Name of Proceedings:- (2012)
  • Presenter : HANAOKA Tatsuya
    Name of Society : 18th AIM International Workshop
    Name of Proceedings:- (2012)
  • Presenter : ONODERA Takashi, , , , , MIZUOCHI Motoyuki, SYUTSUBO Kazuaki
    Name of Society : The 4th IWA Asia-Pacific Young Water Professionals Conference 2012
    Name of Proceedings:Abstracts (2012)
  • Japan's GHG Mitigation Strategy for Adapting Climate Change
    Presenter : ASHINA Shuichi
    Name of Society : 2012 U.S Taiwan Sustainability Symposium
    Name of Proceedings:Conference Program, 109-120 (2012)
  • Research Lecture
    Introduction to Research Projects in Japan Relevant to Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation
    Presenter : TAKAHASHI Kiyoshi
    Name of Society : The 9th Tripartite Presidents Meeting
    Name of Proceedings:Abstracts (2012)
  • Presenter :
    Name of Society : The Conference on Sustainable Business in Asia
    Name of Proceedings:- (2012)
  • Presenter : FUJII Minoru, FUJITA Tsuyoshi, ,
    Name of Society : 3rd ISIE Asia-Pacific Meeting
    Name of Proceedings:Abstracts (2012)
  • Research Presentation
    Household consumption change and household waste generation from household activities in Asian countries
    Presenter : KANAMORI Yuko
    Name of Society : 2012 Berlin Conference on the human dimensions of global environmental change
    Name of Proceedings:Abstracts, 259-260 (2012)