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HOOMAN FARZANEH Last modified date:2021.12.16

Associate Professor / Department of Advanced Environmental Science and Engineering / Faculty of Engineering Sciences

1. Hooman Farzaneh, Eric Zusman, Yeora Chae, Aligning Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies in Asia, Springer, 2021, 2021.03, This book provides policymakers, researchers, and other interested audiences with knowledge on how to quantify and integrate and advance co-benefits in their decisions. It begins with an introductory chapter that provides an overview of the concept of co-benefits. This followed by a section that details quantitative approaches to estimate co-benefits, particularly in cities. A third section presents a series of case studies from the energy sector in Northeast and Southeast Asia. A final section focuses on new perspectives on co-benefits from linking climate change with biodiversity, social justice, and through new models of co-innovation. The book is particularly timely as many countries in Asia seek to achieve objectives in the national climate policies and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The climate emergency poses an increasingly severe threat to the health and well-being of more than a billion people in Asia. Policymakers in the region have sought to curb this threat by adopting clean energy, energy efficiency, and other sectoral policies. In some cases, these policies can bring additional benefits beyond mitigating climate change. These so-called “co-benefits” --ranging from improved air quality to better health to socioeconomic equity--could not only offset the costs of climate mitigation but also make Asia’s development more sustainable. Yet all too frequently policymakers lack the analytical methods and practical experiences to incorporate co-benefits into their decisions. This has created difficulties in aligning climate and sustainable development policies in Asia..
2. Hooman Farzaneh, Energy Systems Modeling, Principles and Applications, Springer, 978-981-13-6220-0, 2019.05, This book serves as an introductory reference guide for those studying the application of models in energy systems. The book opens with a taxonomy of energy models and treatment of descriptive and analytical models, providing the reader with a foundation of the basic principles underlying the energy models and positioning these principles in the context of energy system studies.

In turn, the book provides valuable insights into the varied applications of different energy models to answer complex questions, including those concerning specific aspects of energy policy measures dealing with issues of supply and demand. Case studies are provided in all of the chapters, offering real-world examples of how existing models fit the classification methods outlined here.

The book’s remaining chapters address a broad range of principles and applications, taking the reader from the basic principles involved, to state-of-the-art energy production and consumption processes, using modeling and validation/illustration in case studies to do so. With its in-depth mathematical foundation, this book serves as a comprehensive collection of work on modeling energy systems and processes, taking inexperienced graduate students from the basics through to a high-level understanding of the modeling processes in question, while also providing professionals and academic researchers in the field of energy planning with an up-to-date reference guide covering the latest works..
3. Hooman Farzaneh, Devising a clean energy strategy for Asian cities, 978-981-13-0781-2, Springer, 2018.08, This book capitalizes on two hot topics: the Low Carbon Emission Development Strategies and climate change in Asian cities. There is resurgence in making policies to investigate more aspects of the energy-environment spectrum for the global energy market in the future. This book helps the policy makers and researchers to understand which actions should be taken to reduce the environmental impacts of economic activities in different regions in Asia.

The clean energy strategy proposed in this book refers to the development and implementation of policies and strategies that simultaneously contribute to addressing climate change and solving local environmental problems, which also have other development impacts. It provides insights to a wide audience on successful ways to promote, design and implement the clean energy policies in Asian cities.

To determine the global actions, it is necessary to make breakthroughs by promoting further research and to present scenarios that achieve Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) goals without dependence upon fossil fuels. The scenarios and case studies discussed in this book are helpful to plan for the SDGs, where various objectives have to be achieved at the same time. The UN 2030 development agenda needs innovative planning to achieve multiple goals with limited resources and generate synergy among sectors. This book will be one of the first books available on this subject..
4. Hooman Farzaneh, Chapter 5: Energy” in “Urbanization and Climate Co-Benefits Implementation of win-win interventions in cities, 9781315667300, Routledge Taylor & Francis, 2017.06.
5. Christopher N.H. Doll, Hooman Farzaneh, Mehrnoosh, Chapter 9: Quantitative Tools for assessing co-benefits” in “Urbanization and Climate Co-Benefits Implementation of win-win interventions in cities, Routledge Taylor & Francis, 2017.06.
6. Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira, Christopher N.H. Doll, José Siri, Magali Dreyfus, Hooman Farzaneh, Anthony Capon, Chapter 11: A systems approach for health/environment/climate co-benefits in cities” in “Urbanization and Climate Co-Benefits Implementation of win-win interventions in cities, 9781315667300, Routledge Taylor & Francis, 2017.06.
7. Christopher N.H. Doll, Kazumi Yoshikawa, Sachio Taira, Toru, Xinling Feng, Hooman Farzaneh and Jose Puppim de Oliveira, Asian Co-benefits Partnership White Paper 2016: Putting Co-benefits into Practice: Case Studies from Asia, Institute for Global Environment Strategies (IGES); Ministry of the Environment, Japan, 2016.06.
8. Benjamin Mclellan, Qi Zhang, Hooman Farzaneh, Agya Utama, Keiichi Ishihara, Chapter 8 in Ecological Resilience: Response to Climate Change and Natural Disasters, 13:978-77188-311-5, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016.06.