School of Environment and Resource Management

Course Objective: Energy consumption in cities accounts for over two third of the global final energy use and over seventy percent of energy-related CO2 emissions. With rising global urban population, cities serving as economic growth engine in developing world, and rising income, cities are already and will further play a critical role in sustainable energy transition at all scales. Cities are also front runners in technological, policies and governance experimentation with large opportunities to support sustainable energy transition. In this context, this course aims at imparting knowledge on past, present and future energy use in cities and options for sustainable energy transition in cities through analytical, accounting and modelling approaches. Energy use and emission diagnosis, hot-spots identification, options and pathways for the future are focus of this course.

Learning Outcomes: The student will be able to

·       Deliberate on the trends, patterns, and hotspots of energy use and GHG emissions in cities and the related policies and options at multiple scales

·       Quantify the past and present energy use in cities and related GHG emissions following established global protocols and frameworks

·       Develop future scenarios and models to evaluate the technological and policy options and pathways for sustainable urban energy transition.