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HOOMAN FARZANEH Last modified date:2022.03.29

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Field of Specialization
Energy systems integration, Energy efficiency and management, Energy policy
Outline Activities
The research projects of my research group at the Energy and Environmental Systems (EES) laboratory focus on identifying strategies and policies that could facilitate solutions for the long-term energy-related problems—including global energy supply and environmental challenges facing our society. We pursue this goal through developing analytical methods and using computational models in order to understand the role of science and technology in shaping better energy and environmental policies at all levels.
Researchers with diverse backgrounds conduct research on designing an appropriate decision-making framework that evaluates future scenarios from both “macro and micro” perspectives, which can be used to realize a sustainable energy system for Japan, Asia and even the world.
Research Interests
  • Energy systems modelling - Integration of multi-vector energy systems across operation and investment, local district and national level infrastructures
    - Multiple impact assessment of Low Emission Development Strategies in urban areas
    - Techno-Economic Analysis of renewable energy, cleaner fossil energy system, carbon capture technology, Smart grid and Demand Response Technology
    - Energy planning under uncertainties – design of sustainable energy systems under multi-dimensional uncertainties.
    - Integration of renewable energy sources – role and value of emerging technologies and systems in supporting the integration of variable renewable generation and distributed energy resources, system integration costs.
    keyword : Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Low Carbon Society (LCS), Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS), Clean energy technologies, Techno-Economic-Analysis, Mathematical programming
Current and Past Project
  • Integrated energy-environment-public health-economy assessment of the Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) in the major urban areas in Japan: Understanding the relationship between the benefits of LEDS in the major urban areas in Japan would serve as a good basis for the decision making, in particular in determining sectoral goals for limitation of GHG emissions growth or for setting absolute quantified goals for GHG emission reduction. The ten targeted cities which are evaluated in detail in this research are Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, Kobe, Kyoto, Fukuoka, Kawasaki, and Saitama. In the first phase of the research, activities will focus on evaluating the existing LEDS and clean energy policy developments, countermeasures and challenges in selected cities. In the second phase, activities will concentrate on designing strategic plans that achieve greater or broader benefits in selected cities.
  • Quantitative Evaluation on Co-benefit Projects: The primary purpose of this project is to outline the steps that would be involved in quantifying the co-benefits of solar energy projects as well as provide training materials and support training in Mongolia on co-benefits. This project aims at providing a review of appropriate formulas/methods for calculating co-benefits (Environmental-Economic- Health) of solar energy projects in Mongolia and presenting the co-benefits in a manner that is easy to understand for policymakers.
  • Design and development of a low cost highly efficient Microgrid control in Chikushi Campus: This research focuses on introducing a novel and low-cost control scheme which can be applied to a simple residential microgrid, consisting of a wind turbine, PV array, and battery storage. The main control layers of the model include the fuzzy logic controller used for MPPT of both the wind turbine and PV systems and a PI controller used to control both the battery charging and inverter of the system. This work is part of our current research activities on intelligent control methodologies and numerical optimization algorithms that are being developed at the EES.
  • Assessing the multiple benefits of clean energy policies in Asian mega-cities: This research develops and demonstrates a new strategic planning mechanism for achieving multiple benefits of Clean Energy (CE) policies in Asian mega-cities, together with a robust analytical framework that can be used to assess those benefits during the development and implementation process. This research will center primarily on two mature mega-cities in Asia, Tokyo and Seoul, as well as on two rapidly growing mega-cities, Shanghai and Delhi.
  • Multiple Benefits Assessment of the Low Emission Development Strategies in Asia-Pacific Cities: This research aims to develop and demonstrate a new strategic planning mechanism for achieving multiple benefits of Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) in Asia-Pacific cities, together with a robust analytical framework that can be used to assess those benefits during the development and implementation process.
Academic Activities
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..
1. Jiawen Guo,Huijuan Dong, Hooman Farzaneh, Yong Geng, Carly L.Reddington, Uncovering the overcapacity feature of China's industry and the environmental & health co-benefits from de-capacity, Journal of Environmental Management, 308(2022)114645, 2022.02.
2. Ayas Shaqour, Tetsushi Ono, Aya Hagishima, Hooman Farzaneh, Electrical demand aggregation effects on the performance of deep learning-based short-term load forecasting of a residential building, Energy and AI, 2022,8, 100141, 2022.02.
3. Zifei Nie and Hooman Farzaneh, Real-time dynamic predictive cruise control for enhancing eco-driving of electric vehicles, considering traffic constraints and signal phase and timing (SPaT) information, using artificial-neural-network-based energy consumption model, Energy, 241, 2022, 122888, 2022.01.
4. Zifei Nie and Hooman Farzaneh, Role of Model Predictive Control for Enhancing Eco-Driving of Electric Vehicles in Urban Transport System of Japan, Sustainability, 2021, 13(16), 9173, 2021.08.
5. Ayas Shaqour, Hooman Farzaneh and Huthaifa Almogdady , Day-Ahead Residential Electricity Demand Response Model Based on Deep Neural Networks for Peak Demand Reduction in the Jordanian Power Sector, Applied Sciences, 2021,11(14), 6626, 2021.07.
6. Sajid Abrar and Hooman Farzaneh, Scenario Analysis of the Low Emission Energy System in Pakistan Using Integrated Energy Demand-Supply Modeling Approach, Energies, 2021, 14(11), 3303, 2021.06.
7. Tatsuya Hinokuma, Hooman Farzaneh and Ayas Shaqour, Techno-Economic Analysis of a Fuzzy Logic Control Based Hybrid Renewable Energy System to Power a University Campus in Japan, Energies, 2021, 14(7), 1960, 2021.04.
8. Tavoos Hassan Bhat , Guo Jiawen and Hooman Farzaneh , Air Pollution Health Risk Assessment (AP-HRA), Principles and Applications, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2021, 18(4), 1935, 2021.02, Air pollution is a major public health problem. A significant number of epidemiological studies have found a correlation between air quality and a wide variety of adverse health impacts emphasizing a considerable role of air pollution in the disease burden in the general population ranging from subclinical effects to premature death. Health risk assessment of air quality can play a key role at individual and global health promotion and disease prevention levels. The Air Pollution Health Risk Assessment (AP-HRA) forecasts the expected health effect of policies impacting air quality under the various policy, environmental and socio-economic circumstances, making it a key tool for guiding public policy decisions. This paper presents the concept of AP-HRA and offers an outline for the proper conducting of AP-HRA for different scenarios, explaining in broad terms how the health hazards of air emissions and their origins are measured and how air pollution-related impacts are quantified. In this paper, seven widely used AP-HRA tools will be deeply explored, taking into account their spatial resolution, technological factors, pollutants addressed, geographical scale, quantified health effects, method of classification, and operational characteristics. Finally, a comparative analysis of the proposed tools will be conducted, using the SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) method..
9. Hooman Farzaneh, Ladan Malehmirchegini, Adrian Bejan, Taofeek Afolabi, Alphonce Mulumba and Precious P. Daka , Artificial Intelligence Evolution in Smart Buildings for Energy Efficiency, Applied Sciences, 2021, 11(2), 763, 2021.01, The emerging concept of smart buildings, which requires the incorporation of sensors and big data (BD) and utilizes artificial intelligence (AI), promises to usher in a new age of urban energy efficiency. By using AI technologies in smart buildings, energy consumption can be reduced through better control, improved reliability, and automation. This paper is an in-depth review of recent studies on the application of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in smart buildings through the concept of a building management system (BMS) and demand response programs (DRPs). In addition to elaborating on the principles and applications of the AI-based modeling approaches widely used in building energy use prediction, an evaluation framework is introduced and used for assessing the recent research conducted in this field and across the major AI domains, including energy, comfort, design, and maintenance. Finally, the paper includes a discussion on the open challenges and future directions of research on the application of AI in smart buildings..
10. Shinji Takeshita, Hooman Farzaneh and Mehrnoosh Dashti, Life‐Cycle Assessment of the Wastewater Treatment
Technologies in Indonesia’s Fish‐Processing Industry, Energies, 2020, 13, 6591, 2020.12.
11. Yuichiro Yoshida, Nagashima Keisuke, Hooman Farzaneh, Optimal Design and Operation of a Residential Hybrid Microgrid System in Kasuga City, EcoDesign and Sustainability II , (2021), 499-512, 2021.01.
12. Naoto Takatsu and Hooman Farzaneh, Techno-Economic Analysis of a Hybrid Solar-Hydrogen-Biomass System for Off-Grid Power Supply, EcoDesign and Sustainability II, (2021),483-497, 2021.01.
13. Adriana Gomez-Sanabria, Eric Zusman, Lena Hoglund-Isaksson, Zbigniew Klimont, So-Young Lee, Kaoru Akahoshi, Hooman Farzaneh, Chairunnisa, Sustainable wastewater management in Indonesia's fish processing industry: Bringing governance into scenario analysis, Journal of Environmental Management ,, 2020, 2020.09, The government of Indonesia has pledged to meet ambitious greenhouse gas mitigation goals in its Nationally Determined Contribution as well as reduce water pollution through its water management policies. A set of technologies could conceivably help achieving these goals simultaneously. However, the installation and widespread application of these technologies will require knowledge on how governance affects the implementation of existing policies as well as cooperation across sectors, administrative levels, and stakeholders. This paper integrates key governance variables--involving enforcement capacity, institutional coordination and multi-actor networks--into an analysis of the potential impacts on greenhouse gases and chemical oxygen demand in seven wastewater treatment scenarios for the fish processing industry in Indonesia. The analysis demonstrates that there is an increase of 24% in both CH4 and CO2 emissions between 2015 and 2030 in the business-as-usual scenario due to growth in production volumes. Interestingly, in scenarios focusing only on strengthening capacities to enforce national water policies, expected total greenhouse gas emissions are about five times higher than in the business-as-usual in 2030; this is due to growth in CH4 emissions during the handling and landfilling of sludge, as well as in CO2 generated from the electricity required for wastewater treatment. In the scenarios where there is significant cooperation across sectors, administrative levels, and stakeholders to integrate climate and water goals, both estimated chemical oxygen demand and CH4 emissions are considerably lower than in the business-as-usual and the national water policy scenarios..
14. Zifei Nie and Hooman Farzaneh, Adaptive Cruise Control for Eco-Driving Based on Model Predictive Control Algorithm, Applied Sciences, 2020, 10(15), 5271, 2020.07.
15. Ayas Shaqour, Hooman Farzaneh, Yuichiro Yoshida, Tatsuya Hinokuma, Power Control and Simulation of a Building Integrated Stand-Alone Hybrid PV-Wind-Battery System in Kasuga City, Japan, Energy Reports, 6 (2020), 1528-1544, 2020.06.
16. Naoto Takatsu and Hooman Farzaneh, Techno-Economic Analysis of a Novel Hydrogen-Based Hybrid Renewable Energy System for Both Grid-Tied and Off-Grid Power Supply in Japan: The Case of Fukushima Prefecture, Applied Sciences, 2020, 10(12), 4061, 2020.06.
17. Jordi Cravioto, Hideaki Ohgaki, Hang Seng Che, ChiaKwang Tan, Satoru Kobayashi, Hla Toe, Bun Long, Eth Oudaya, Nasrudin Abd Rahim, Hooman Farzeneh, The Effects of Rural Electrification on Quality of Life: A Southeast Asian Perspective, Energies, 2020, 3(10), 2410, 2020.05.
18. Yuichiro Yoshida and Hooman Farzaneh, Optimal Design of a Stand-Alone Residential Hybrid Microgrid System for Enhancing Renewable Energy Deployment in Japan, Energies, 2020, 13(7), 1737, 2020.04.
19. Hooman Farzaneh, Quantifying and Visualising Co-benefits in Asia, Asian Co-benefits Partnership, Newsletter Vol. 17 2019, 2019.12.
20. Hooman Farzaneh and WANG Xin, Environmental and Economic Impact Assessment of the Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) in Shanghai, China, APN Science Bulletin,, 2020, 10 (1) 26-33, 2020.04, NATIONAL ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE and international negotiations are interlinked and mutually reinforcing. The international negotiations in the past years have stimulated national action, especially on Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) meaning development with the minimal output of emissions. This research will try to develop effective science-policy interaction to discuss the opportunities where LEDS can be used to support energy system, environmental, and economic development planning strategies in the city of Shanghai, China. In this paper, we argue that the urgency of bold and timely LEDS coupled with the social, environmental, and economic opportunities. With this in mind, we elaborate an interest-oriented approach to mobilizing multiple benefits of the Shanghai Master Plan as one of the essential LEDS in this city and argue that multiple benefits assessments can be important drivers of ambitious and effective social policy..
21. Hooman Farzaneh, Design of a Hybrid Renewable Energy System Based on Supercritical Water Gasification of Biomass for Off-Grid Power Supply in Fukushima, Energies, 2019, 12(14), 2708, 2019.10, This paper proposes an innovative hydrogen-based hybrid renewable energy system
(HRES), which can be used to provide electricity, heat, hydrogen, and water to the small community
in remote areas. The HRES introduced in this study is based on the integration of solar power
generation, hydrogen generation from supercritical water gasification (SCWG) of wet biomass
feedstock, hydrogen generation from solar water electrolysis, and a fuel cell to convert hydrogen to
electricity and heat. The wet biomass feedstock contains aqueous sludge, kitchen waste, and organic
wastewater. A simulation model is designed and used to investigate the control strategy for the
hydrogen and electricity management through detailed size estimation of the system to meet the
load requirements of a selected household area, including ten detached houses in a subject district
around the Shinchi station located in Shinchi-machi, Fukushima prefecture, Japan. As indicated by
results, the proposed HRES can generate about 47.3 MWh of electricity and about 2.6 ton of hydrogen
per annum, using the annual wet biomass consumption of 98 tons, with a Levelized Cost of Energy
(electricity and heat) of the system at 0.38 $/kWh. The implementation of the proposed HRES in the
selected residential area has GHG emissions reduction potential of about 21 tons of CO2-eq per year..
22. Hooman Farzaneh , Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira , Benjamin McLellan and Hideaki Ohgaki, Towards a Low Emission Transport System: Evaluating the Public Health and Environmental Benefits, Energies, 2019, 12(19), 3747, 2019.12, Climate change mitigation strategies oer significant societal co-benefits such as
improvement in public health, air quality, local economy, and even safety. By considering these
co-benefits during the transportation planning process, local governments would be able to link their
local appreciate mitigation actions into the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), where diverse
objectives should be achieved simultaneously. This study first clarifies the co-benefits approach to
climate change mitigation in the transport system, by introducing an integrated multiple-impact
framework known as A-S-I (Avoid-Shift-Improve) to evaluate the co-benefits. Thereafter, it applies
the quantitative modeling approach to assess public health and environmental co-benefits of the
implementation of the Tehran Transportation Master Plan, “the TTMP” in the city of Tehran, Iran,
which includes targeted interventions such as shifting from private vehicles to the urban transport
system, improving vehicle technologies and introducing alternative fuels. The results from the
application of “the TTMP” reveal a significant reduction of CO2 and other local air pollutant emissions
by 12.9 and 1.4 million tons, respectively, prevention of about 10,000 mortality cases, and more than
USD 35 million savings by 2030.
23. Mohd Amran Mohd Radzi, Nasrudin Abd. Rahim, Hang Seng Che, Hideaki Ohgaki, Hooman Farzaneh, Wallace Shung Hui Wong, and Lai Chean Hung, Optimal solar powered system for long houses in sarawak by using HOMER tool, ASEAN Engineering Journal, Vol 9 No 1 (2019), 2019.11.
24. Miguel Esteban, Joana Portugal-Pereira , Benjamin C. Mclellan , Jeremy Bricker , Hooman Farzaneh, Nigora Djalilova , Keiichi N. Ishihara , Hiroshi Takagi , Volker Roeber, 100% renewable energy system in Japan: Smoothening and ancillary services, Applied Energy, 224 (2018) 698-707, 2018.06, In the aftermath of the Paris Agreements, many countries around the globe have pledged to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions being released into the atmosphere. To do so, it is important that the amount of renewable energy in the electricity grid increases. However, there are worries of the capacity of the grid to cope with intermittent energy sources. To assess the feasibility of a 100% renewable energy system in Japan, the authors conducted an hourly simulation of future electricity production based on wind, solar and tidal data. The system was shown to be stable, and the authors calculated the required capacity of electrical batteries that would be necessary to balance such a system..
25. Hooman Farzaneh, Techno-economic study of an innovative PV-hydrogen-biomass system for off-grid power supply, IET Digital Library, 10.1049/cp.2018.1353, 2018.09.
26. Hooman Farzaneh, Multiple benefits assessment of the clean energy development in Asian Cities, Energy Procedia, 136 (2017 ) 8 – 13, 2017.06.
27. Hideaki Ohgaki, Hooman Farzaneh, Nasrudin Abd Rahim, HangSengChe, Mohd Amran Mohd Radzi, Wallace ShungHui Wong, Lai Chean Hung, Study on Quality of Life Change for Rural Community through Rural Electrification by Renewable Energy: Preliminary Result, ASEAN JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT & INNOVATION, 10.14456/ajmi.2017.16, 4, 2, 1-8, 2017.06.
28. Hooman Farzaneh, Development of a Bottom-up Technology Assessment Model for Assessing the Low Carbon Energy Scenarios in the Urban System, Energy Procedia, 107, 321 – 326, 2017.06.
29. Hooman Farzaneh, Christopher N.H. Doll and Jose Antonio Puppim de Oliveira, An integrated supply-demand model for the optimization of energy flow in the urban energy system, Journal of Cleaner Production, 14 (2016); 269 – 285, 2016.06.
30. Hooman Farzaneh, Majid Fahimi, Yadollah Saboohi, Optimal power generation from low concentration coal bed methane in Iran, Journal of Energy sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization and Environmental Effects, 38 (2016), 4; 590–596, 2016.06.
31. Hooman Farzaneh, Benjamin McLellan and Keiichi N. Ishihara, Toward a CO2 zero emissions energy system in the Middle East Region, International Journal of Green Energy, 13 (2016),7; 682–694, 2016.06.
32. Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira, Christopher N. H. Doll1, José Siri , Magali Dreyfus , Hooman Farzaneh, Anthony Capon, Urban governance and the systems approaches to health-environment co-benefits in cities, Cad. Saúde Pública, 31 (2015); 25-38, 2015.06.
33. Mehrangiz Ghazi, Majid Amidpour, Madjid Abbaspour, Hooman Farzaneh, Developing of constructal theory concept to the total site cogeneration heat and power retrofit, International Journal of Exergy, 17 (2015) , 2; 171-191, 2015.06.
34. Benjamin C. McLellan, Qi Zhang, N. Agya Utama, Hooman Farzaneh, Keiichi N. Ishihara, Analysis of Japan’s post-Fukushima energy strategy, Energy Strategy Reviews, 190-198, 2013.06.
35. Hooman Farzaneh, Keiichi N. Ishihara, Nuki Agya Utama, Benjamin Mclelan and Tetsuo Tezuka, An optimization supply model for crude oil and natural gas in the Middle East, Zero-carbon energy Kyoto 2012, Green energy and technology, 17-29, 2013.06.
36. Y.Saboohi and Hooman Farzaneh, Model for optimizing energy efficiency through controlling speed and gear ratio, Energy Efficiency Journal, 1 (2008); 37-45, 2008.06.
37. Y.Saboohi and Hooman Farzaneh, Model for developing eco-driving strategy of a passenger vehicle, Applied Energy, 86 (2009), 10; 1925-1932, 2009.06.
1. Hooman Farzaneh, Ushering in a new age of urban energy efficiency and low
emission societies, Kyushu University, 2021.10.
2. Hooman Farzaneh, Multiple benefits assessments of the utilization of high-efficiency Heat Only Boilers in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
, Kyushu University, 2021.01, [URL].
3. Hooman Farzaneh, Sustainable Energy Transitions in Asia , Kyushu University, 2020.01, [URL].
  • Kyushu University President Award for advancing international joint research collaboration activities at Kyushu University
  • Kyushu National Energy Promotion Organization Award
  • Program Exploration Award from the France Embassy in Japan
  • Hitachi Global Foundation Kurata Award
  • Asia-Pacific-Network (APN) Award for collaborative regional research program (CRRP)
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) (Grant-in-Aid for research C)
Educational Activities
1) Head of the Energy and Environmental Systems (EES) Laboratory
2) Teaching the following graduate courses:
- Energy Systems Analysis
- Sustainable Development and Climate Change Mitigation
- Advanced Topics of Energy and Environmental Engineering
Professional and Outreach Activities
International research project on " Multiple Benefits Assessment of the Low Emission Development Strategies in Asia Pacific Cities"
Funded by: Asia-Pacific Network (APN)
Collaboration Network:
 UNEP-Tongji Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development (IESD), Shanghai, China
 International Cooperation Team, Global Strategy Division, Korea Energy Agency (KEA), South Korea
 Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan
 United Nations University, Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, Tokyo, Japan
 Indian Society For Applied Research & Development New Delhi, India
 Getulio Vargas Foundation, Brazil
 University of Technology Sydney, Australia
 Institute of Advanced Energy, Kyoto University, Japan
 UMPEDAC, University of Malaya, Malaysia
 Advanced LCA Research Group AIST, Japan