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The 5th Asian Energy Modelling Workshop

Achieving a Sustainable 2050: Insights from Energy System Modelling

10-11 September 2018
Park Avenue Rochester Hotel
Scorpio & Taurus Room, level 2
31 Rochester Drive
Singapore 138637 

Please send us your name, organization and email address via the ESI website here.
For enquiries, please contact Ms. Jan Lui at 6516 2000.


Creating development strategies for Asia and beyond till 2050 requires careful studies that deal with the dynamic environment where heterogeneous agents operate. It involves a wide range of policies from areas such as energy, environment, technology, innovation and public finance. Interactions among economic, energy and other environmental aspects grow strongly, which makes the pursuit of a comprehensive sustainable development strategy increasingly complex for policymakers. The systematic perspective derived from economy-energy-environment interactions seems well-suited to deal with the aforementioned challenges.

This workshop slated for September 2018 will focus on efforts to achieve a sustainable 2050. It will be a two-day event that broadly covers INDC and 2050 targets, carbon markets, energy-water-waste nexus, and others. The workshop will focus on a wide range of energy system models, such as bottom-up technology rich model, top-down macroeconomic model, sector specific model, integrated assessment model, agent-based model, climate impact model and decision making model. The target audiences include students, scholars, policy experts, business strategists as well as those who are interested in energy modelling.

Workshop Program

September 10, 2018 (Monday)
Time Speaker Topic / Title
09:20 – 09:30 Prof. Ang Beng Wah, Executive Director of Energy Studies Institute (ESI), National University of Singapore (NUS)

Welcome address
Session 1: INDC & 2050 Sustainable Targets (I)

09:30 – 10:10 Dr. Edward Byers, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria

Global climate and development hotspots assessment: Asia under pressure
10:10 – 10:50 Prof. Qiaomei Liang, Beijing Institute of Technology, China An integrated assessment of INDCs under Shared Socioeconomic Pathways: an implementation of C3IAM

10:50 – 11:10 Coffee break

11:10 – 11:50 Dr. Anna Krook-Riekkola, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden Modelling ambitious climate targets and long-term strategies for Sweden – which are the challenges?

11:50 – 12:30 Dr. Martin Cames, Institute for Applied Ecology, Germany

International aviation’s contribution to global GHG mitigation efforts
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch break

Session 2: INDC & 2050 Sustainable Targets (II)

14:00 – 14:40 Prof. David Stern, Australian National University, Australia How big is the economy-wide rebound effect?

14:40 – 15:20 Dr. Fei Teng, Tsinghua University, China Strengthen the Non-CO2 greenhouse gas reduction in China’s NDC and LEDS

15:20 – 15:40 Coffee break

15:40 – 16:20 Dr. François Lafond, University of Oxford, UK Time series forecasting of technological progress in renewable energy technologies

16:20 – 17:00 Dr. Jooyoung Park, Korea University, South Korea

Resource-based paradigm and approaches for a circular economy

September 11, 2018 (Tuesday)

Time Speaker

Topic / Title
Session 3: Carbon Market and Climate Change

09:30 – 10:10 Prof. Maosheng Duan, Tsinghua University, China The influence of different allowance allocation methods on China's economic and sectoral development

10:10 – 10:50 Prof. Toshihide Arimura, Waseda University, Japan Carbon Pricing in Japan: Experiences of Tokyo ETS and the future prospects

10:50 – 11:10 Coffee break

11:10 – 11:50 Dr. Young-Hwan Ahn, Korea Energy Economics Institute (KEEI), South Korea Status of the Carbon Market and Prospects of CO2 Abatement Costs in South Korea

11:50 – 12:30 Dr. Xin Zhou, The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan Introduction of the Integrated Green Economy Modelling Framework and its application to modelling a carbon tax in Mexico

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch break

Session 4: IEA-ETSAP Tools & Applications

14:00 – 14:40 Mr. Maurizio Gargiulo, E4SMA s.r.l., Italy IEA-ETSAP technology collaboration programme: community, tools and application examples

14:40 – 15:20 Dr. Luck Reedman, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia

Considerations in developing a TIMES model for Australia
15:20 – 15:40 Coffee break

15:40 – 16:20 Dr. Kannan Ramachandran, Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), Switzerland Incorporating detailed technology data in bottom-up energy systems models: Insights from Swiss and international studies

16:20 – 16:30 Concluding Remarks by Dr. Su Bin, Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Head, ESI, NUS

*This preliminary program is subject to change.
** The next IEA-ETSAP VEDA-TIEMS Training workshop will be held in ESI Conference Room, 29 Heng Mui Keng Terrace, Block A #10-01, Singapore
119620 on 12-14 September 2018. The registration form and detailed agenda of IEA-ETSAP training workshop are available at: (registration fee applies and will be charged by IEA-ETSAP). 

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