Research Institutions on Urban Carbon Management Research
ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
Global Carbon Project (GCP), Urban and Regional Carbon Management (URCM), Japan
GCP URCM initiative facilitates the initiation of pioneering research, bridges scientific understanding to policy discussions through science-policy dialogue though conferences and workshops and synthesizes studies to provide a comprehensive and holistic policy relevant picture of urban and regional carbon management.
Hiroshima University, Japan
Asian Institute of Technology, Energy Field of Study, Thailand
AIT faculties and students carry out a wide portfolio of urban energy and carbon related research for different regions of Asia.
Nagoya University, Japan
Nagoya University Initiative for Climate Change Mitigation in Cities aims to promote research and education program related to climate change mitigation in cities, especially in the rapidly developing Asian cities, with the help of building an international network of universities, research institutes, international organizations, NGOs and others to explore research & education program, exchange information and form an international research team.
Chiang Mai University, Unit for Social and Environmental Research, Urban Transformation and Urbanization Research Network (U-TURN), Thailand
The U-TURN program focuses on identifying innovative ways of decoupling adverse environmental changes from progressive social change through influencing urban transformation and urbanization structures and processes.
Osaka University, Research Institute for Sustainability Science, Japan
The University of Tokyo, Tokyo Half Project, Japan
Tokyo Half Project aims to study ways to reduce GHG emissions resulting from human activities in the city of Tokyo by half. The project is developing an Internet-based simulation platform to support collaborative efforts between participants who have different viewpoints and stakes in the planning of new technologies for the city of Tokyo. This platform can be used to assess actual sustainability issues in other urban regions as well, focusing on the environmental and economic impacts and tradeoffs of energy, mobility, and building technologies.
Dhurakij Pundit University, Thailand
Energy Research Institute, China
Fudan University, China
Indian Institute of Management – Ahmedabad, India
National University of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Shanghai Academy of Environmental Sciences, China
Tsinghua University, China
Arizona State University, Global Institute of Sustainability, Urbanization Program, USA
This is a broader research initiative which also covers many aspects of carbon and energy in cities. The urbanization research examines the complex patterns and dynamics that characterize the matrix of interaction between human and natural systems in cities.
Pennsylvania State University, Center for Integrated Regional Assessment, USA
The Center for Integrated Regional Assessment originated in 1996 as an inter-college and inter-university community. Its focus was on interdisciplinary research and education in the Human Dimensions of Global Change at the regional level. In the last few years, there has been explosive growth in the science of coupled human-environment systems. CIRA invites you to join a broadening of its mission to include a more expansive view of human-environment interactions and a larger community of Penn State scientists.
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Institute for the Study of Society and Environment, USA
Purdue University, The Hestia Project, USA
"Hestia" a new research effort, currently in the development phase that will attempt to expand the Vulcan project up to the globe and downscale to the city block landscape. The Hestia Project will build a computer-based world in which all processes that emit fossil fuel CO2 at the planetary surface can be simulated, visualized, analyzed, and used by multiple stakeholders as they engage the climate change problem. Hestia will provide the models, data sets, and decision-support tools needed to design and implement carbon management strategies, strengthen and support basic research in climate prediction and carbon cycle science, and allow the public, decision-makers, scientists, and industry to access detailed space-time information on fossil/industrial CO2 emissions via an intuitive, interactive, photorealistic, three-dimensional visualization of the Earth.
Colorado State University, USA
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
University of Minnesota, Department of Civil Engineering, USA
University of Toronto, Department of Civil Engineering, Canada
Urban Energy Program at Columbia University, USA
The Urban Energy Project at Columbia University's Center for Energy, Marine Transportation and Public Policy (CEMTPP) conducts research on urban energy markets, governance, and technology and their implications for climate change efforts and other important public policy goals. The Center's research provides local policymakers and other stakeholders with an understanding of the institutional and other system barriers to (or sometimes, opportunities for) change.
Imperial College London, Urban Energy Systems Project, United Kingdom
The BP Urban Energy Systems project at Imperial College will identify the benefits of a systematic, integrated approach to the design and operation of urban energy systems, with a view to at least halving the energy intensity of cities. The project brings together the expertise of various departments at Imperial College and is located within the Energy Futures Lab.
Institute of Social Ecology, Austria
International Institute of Applied Systems Analyses (IIASA), Austria
IIASA has a range of research dealing with urbanization, energy and carbon related research activities.
Royal Institute of Technology, Department of Urban Planning and Environment, Sweden
LSCE/IPSL, Laboratoire CEA-CNRS-UVSQ, France
Tyndall Centre’s Cities and Climate Change Program, United Kingdom
Tyndall Centre’s Cities and Climate Change Program is working with stakeholders in London and cities elsewhere to define policy questions not addressed by other initiatives, to provide a vision of future urban strategies for mitigation and adaptation, to understand decision-making processes, and to access datasets and collaborate with researchers from other climate-related initiatives. These tasks will have new insights into GHG emissions from urban areas, and will be able to conduct model-based assessment of the effectiveness of alternative strategic approaches to mitigation and adaptation.
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