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.
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Participants should be able to read, write and communicate fluently in English, and understand basic terminologies used in the class.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
University students with interest in energy, climate change and sustainability.
MODE OF DELIVERY
18 hours of Synchronous sessions, including tutorials and a final project presentation.
MODE OF ASSESSMENT
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.
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
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:
25 July - 29 August 2021
in collaboration with Looker Education Group
For programme enquiries, please fill the form here.