Youth Programme: Carbon Neutrality (Net-Zero Emissions)




As global climate mitigation gains momentum, numerous countries have reported net-zero emission targets. Working towards carbon neutrality, or net-zero emissions, by 2050 is now widely believed to be needed to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C. Countries’ pledges towards net zero are a step beyond the targets submitted under the Paris Climate Agreement for the year 2030. There are different ways that countries have developed the decarbonisation pathways, and their strategies to net zero emissions also differ. This programme introduces the fundamentals, challenges and opportunities of achieving net-zero emissions. A specific focus is to decarbonise cities, where Singapore’s low-emission aspiration and climate actions will be discussed. Through this programme, participants will appreciate the complexity of energy and climate change issues which often involves systems thinking and managing trade-offs.


Youth Programme Welcome by Dean
Law PP Class
Welcome message from Dean of NUS SCALE Tutorials conducted over Zoom


Participants should be able to read, write and communicate fluently in English, and understand basic terminologies used in the class.


University students with interest in energy, climate change and sustainability.


18 hours of Synchronous sessions, including tutorials and a final project presentation.


  • Continuous Assessment: Online test

  • Final Assessment: Group project
 NUS SCALE Youth Online Programme_Carbon Neutrality(Net-Zero Emissions)_Professor ANG Beng Wah

Professor ANG Beng Wah
Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Management, Faculty of Engineering
National University of Singapore

ANG Beng Wah (B.W. Ang) is Professor of Industrial Systems Engineering and Management at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He is the Executive Director (until June 2021) of the Energy Studies Institute, NUS. He has over 40 years of experience in energy research, teaching and consulting.

Professor Ang has made important contributions to decomposition analysis applied to energy and sustainability. The LMDI decomposition technique he proposed has been widely used by researchers, consultancy firms, national agencies and international organisations to study factors affecting energy consumption and carbon emissions, as well as to monitor economy-wide energy efficiency trends.

Professor Ang is a Co-Editor of Energy Economics, and a member of the editorial boards of Energy Policy, Energy, and Economics of Disasters and Climate Change. He received his BSc from Nanyang University and PhD in interdisciplinary energy studies from the University of Cambridge. 



Successful participants who complete all requirements of the programme including passing the assessment will receive a certificate of completion issued by NUS SCALE.
A sample of the certificate of participation can be found here: 

Participants from the project team with the highest score for the group project will also receive a commendation letter. A sample is shown below:
Sample Online Commendation Letter


Group Sign-up:
15 January to 27 February 2022
in collaboration with Looker Education Group

For programme enquiries, please fill the form here.

17 January 2023