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DESIGNING A LOW-CARBON SOCIETY

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TitleDESIGNING A LOW-CARBON SOCIETY [ Syllabus ]

You will study fundamental knowledge both in terms of science and policies necessary to understand key issues involved in, and approaches to designing low-carbon societies, including:
1. Scientific understanding of climate change, its impacts, science and policy interface, global greenhouse gas emissions and their future projections based on different socio-economic scenarios.
2. Integration of climate change policies into development in developing countries in Asia,
3. Political processes of building international regime to tackle climate change, current negotiations on post-2012 climate regime and their challenges,
4. Key considerations in designing emissions trading and other important policy instruments,
5. Carbon accounting and carbon management, and
6. Corporate, local and national climate actions.


Faculty Hikaru Kobayashi,Makoto Kato,Michie Kishigami,Hironori Hamanaka,Naoki Matsuo
Term2013 Fall
Level Graduate


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#012013/04/09 Introduction(小林/kobayashi)
- introduction
講義の概要と進め方等を説明すると共に、地球環境問題の特徴、経済
的・社
会的な原因・背景、問題の解決に必要な政府・企業・市民の行動につい
て論
ずる。
Introduce the outline and schedule of the lecture course, and 
discuss key aspects of global environmental issues, economic 
and 
social factors that have caused these serious challenges, and 
actions by Governments, businesses and citizens that will be 
required to provide solutions to the problem. 


#022013/04/16 Grobal Environmental Issues:Developing Countries Perspectives - For introduction of key theories and pronciples - (森/Mori)
- Global Environmental Issues [Enrolled Students Only]
アジア太平洋地域の開発途上国を例に、気候変動問題への取組と持続可
能な
開発に向けた取組の融合の必要性と課題について論ずる。
Relationship between climate change and sustianable development 
will 
be discussed in the context of developing coutnries in Asia-
Paciic.  


#032013/04/23 Scientific basis for climate change(松尾/matsuo)
- 講義資料(Matsuo)
IPCC報告書などに基づき、気候変動の科学的基礎として、そのメカニズ
ム、
現状、人為的影響、影響などについて論ずる。 
Scientific basis for climate change, its mechanisms, current 
status, 
impact, etc. are presented based on IPCC Assessment Reports and 
other materials.


#042013/05/07 気候変動国際レジーム形成過程/Political processes of building international climate regime(浜中/Hamanaka)
- Lecture material (PPT)
京都議定書の交渉過程と主要アクターの役割、議定書の主要規定、議定
書交
渉の経験と教訓について論ずる。
Review processes of negotiating the Kyoto Protocol, its 
implementing 
rules, the role played by major actors, and important 
provisions of 
the Protocol, the Bonn Agreement and the Marrakech Accords, and 
discuss experiences and lessons learned from these processes. 


#052013/05/14 気候変動将来レジーム形成の現状と課題/Current negotiations on post-2012 climate regime and their challenges(浜中/Hamanaka)
- Lecture material (PPT)
気候変動将来レジーム交渉の現状、主要論点および課題について論ず
る。
Review current state of negotiations on future climate regime, 
and 
discuss challenges countries face in reaching an agreement. 


#062013/05/21 低炭素社会に向けた内外の取組み動向/Designing Low-carbon societies (National climate actions)(浜中/Hamanaka)
- Lecture material 1 (PPT)
- Lecture material 2 (PPT)
我が国及び諸外国の政府の取組みの現状と課題について論ずる。
Discussing 
most recent national climate policies and actions, and their 
challenges.   


#072013/05/28 気候変動問題とサイエンス(2)/Climate cahnge issue and science 2(藤野(NIES)/fujino)
- Lecture material
世界の温室効果ガス排出構造、及びIPCC SRESシナリオ群を例に社会の
選択と
それが有する将来予測排出量・気温上昇にとっての意味合いについて論
ず
る。
Review the structure of global GHG emissions and IPCC SRES 
scenarios, and discuss how different scenarios on future socio-
economic development constructed and used in relevant scenario 
analysis would determine projections of future GHG emissions 
and 
surface temperature rise. 


#082013/06/04 気候変動問題とサイエンス(1)/Climate cahnge issue and science 1(松尾/matuso)
- 講義資料(Matsuo)
IPCC報告書と気候変動国際交渉の間に見出されるような気候科学と社会
の意思決定との間の関係の実態とあるべき姿について論ずる。 
How scientific findings are to be used in the policy-making 
process is discussed.  The role of IPCC is discussed as a 
platform ofinteraction between scientists and decision-makers.


#092013/06/11 低炭素社会に向けた内外の取組動向(自治体)/Strategies of local government towrds low-carbon Societiescities(local actions)(岸上、Kishigami)
- Lecture material
イクレイ加盟自治体等を例に内外の自治体による取組の現状と課題につ
いて
論ずる。
Show the challenges of ICLEI member cities and others in Japan 
and 
world.


#102013/06/18 国内政策措置論(排出量取引制度、CDMなど)/Emission trading and other policy instruments(松尾/Matsuo)
- 講義資料(Matsuo)(PPT)
排出量取引制度などの各種政策手法の特徴とそれれらの設計のキーポイ
ント
について論ずる。Discussing emissions trading and other policy 
instruments, and key ponts for designing these instruments.


#112013/06/25 低炭素社会に向けた内外の取組動向(企業)/Trends of efforts made by the private sectors for realizing a low carbon economy(加藤/Kato)
- Toyota's Environmental Facts and Figures(PDF)
- Toyota's Sustainability Report(PDF)
- Lecture Material (Private Sector)
内外の企業による取組の現状と課題について論ずる。
The lecture focuses on efforts being made and challenge faced 
by the 
private sectors in Japan and the world.


#122013/07/02 排出量の把握・可視化と自己管理/Carbon accounting, visualization and carbon management(松尾/Matsuo)
- 講義資料(Matsuo)
低炭素社会への移行の基礎となる、企業、市民等による自主的な温室効
果ガ
ス排出量の把握・可視化と自己管理について論ずる。 
Accounting, visualization and management are basis for 
effective 
measures to reduce GHGs, for regulated entities and also for 
unregulated individuals.


#132013/07/09 途上国の開発政策への気候変動政策の統合(中国、インドネシアを事例として)/Integration of climate policies into development policies in developping countries(浜中/Hamanaka)
- 講義資料(PPT)
途上国における開発政策との統合を目指す気候変動政策の在り方を論ず
る。
Discussing future direction of climate policies in developping 
coutries with a view to integrating them into development 
policies.


#142013/07/16 総括/Conclusion(小林/Kobayashi)
- designing a low carbon siciety (conclusion)
低炭素型で持続可能な社会への移行の挑戦が意味するもの、及びその機
会と
課題について論ずる。
Discuss implications of the change that will be required for a 
transition to a sustainable low-carbon society, including its 
opportunities and challenges.


#152013/07/16 課外活動/supplementary work
適宜の時間を使って、低炭素社会への移行に貢献する自治体あるいは企
業の
活動をインタビューしレポートにまとめる。提出は期末。
Visit an appoipriate city or private comapny and draw up a 
report 
about their good prctices contributing to create low-carbon 
society. 
This work can be done any time when the student intend to do so.
 
The submission should be made at the end of the spring semester.


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