Hooman Farzaneh & Mehrnoosh Dashti, United Nations University – Institute of Advanced Studies, Yokohama, Japan


Presentation Title: Assessment of the co-benefits of climate change mitigation in the urban energy system

 

Summary

A bottom-up approach with an analysis and aggregation of different cities’ data is an efficient assessment method to assess the co-benefits of climate change mitigation in the urban energy system. This methodology was initially tested using real data for three different case studies to assess the co-benefits available for: 1) Yokohama’s envisioned Smart City Project; 2) Electrical load management in Delhi; and, 3) Integrated approach to public transportation in the city of Tehran. A comparative analysis was carried out on the basis of obtained results to address in detail the role of executive policy targets to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and air pollution in each city.

 Key Lessons Learned

  • This methodology is useful in managing demand of resources and the complex relationship between urban sub-systems and integration of demand and supply sides.
     
  • Improving energy efficiency for end users is more important than focusing solely on the supply system.

 

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