Advanced course// Our Climate Future
October 09, 2018
“Our Climate Future” has newly registered as one course category of “Liberal Arts, Foreign Languages, and Career Development ”, Global Scientists and Engineers Course－Advanced.
Advanced course students must attain 3 credit from this category in order to complete course requirements.
Our Climate Future
Under the Paris Agreement, 175 nations have agreed to take collective action to address the threat of climate change with the goal of keeping global temperature rise to below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. This course provides an overview of the challenges and opportunities to address the changing climate through technology and policy options at the national and international levels.
In this course, the students will develop an understanding of energy technologies, policies, and responses to the climate challenges.
In this course, the students will develop an understanding of energy technologies, policies, and responses to the climate challenges. Students will be able to understand the following
(1) Impacts and opportunities of diverse energy systems in the context of their national, regional, sectoral, and cultural contexts.
(2) How energy choices affect outcomes in solving climate change, as well as addressing priorities in security, pollution, and economic competitiveness.
(3) The actions that enable greater resilience to the changing climate.
Course Schedule: 11/12 (Mon）, 11/15 (Thu），11/19 (Mon）, 11/22 (Thu）
Course Hours: 10:45-14:50 for each day
Class Room: S512：11/12 (Mon）, 11/15 (Thu）（will inform the class room for second week)
Course number: LAW.X427
Lecturer: Dr. Frank Hiroshi Ling
Lecturer’s profile: Based in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as in Tokyo, Dr. Frank Hiroshi Ling is an energy researcher with Anthropocene Institute and Visiting Researcher at the University of Tokyo. He has consulted for various US and Asian organizations, including the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Dr. Ling was previously research fellow at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and at Ibaraki University. He is editor of the book Climate Smart Development in Asia: Transition to Low Carbon, Climate Resilient Economies and a contributing author to the publication The Energy Revolution Will Save Japan. Dr. Ling was an expert reviewer for the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C and the Fifth Assessment Report for Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC).