Advanced course: Intensive Course// Our Sustainable Energy Future: Role of Business and Technology
September 05, 2019
“Our Sustainable Energy Future: Role of Business and Technology” is one of the 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 Sustainable Energy Future: Role of Business and Technology
Fossil fuels from coal, oil, and gas make up over 85% of the world’s energy supply. However, this is not sustainable as greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and pollutants associated with the use of these fuels cause our planet to become hotter and hurt our well-beings. While the transition to a sustainable, clean energy is already underway, to move away fully from fossil fuels, trillions of dollars in investments is needed to drive the development of new innovations and their deployment around the world. Both public and business efforts will be needed to enable the technologies needed to meet these global goals. The transition to a sustainable energy future is an opportunity to meet multiple goals in economic growth, human development, jobs, energy security, clean air and water, and environmental protection. In this course, the students will acquire 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.
In this course, 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) Solutions that reduce and remove GHGs, and actions that enable adaptability to the changing climate.
Course Schedule: 9/30 (Mon）, 10/3 (Thu），10/7 (Mon）, 10/10 (Thu）
Course Hours: 10:45-14:50 for each day
Class Room: S517
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).