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Applied Energy Summer School 2018

Summer School – Call for Applicants

Energy-Emission-Water Nexus at Global Cities
22nd to 31st July, 2018
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

  1. Objectives and missions

Applied Energy Summer School (AEss), aims to build an academic, professional and persistent community for young scholars and experts by providing training courses, teamwork projects, plant tour opportunities and career development. The missions of AEss are:

  • Co-location fosters collaboration, innovation and multi-disciplinary comprehension through face-to-face communication and training courses
  • Collaboration leads to creative integration and system solutions to complex problems by exploring linkages among different energy system components and developing a framework of system integration
  • Career development shapes the future of youth with interactive exchange with editors, entrepreneurs, product producers, decision makers and investors

After the success of the summer school 2017 at Nanjing Normal University, AEss will continue working with CEADs (China Emission Accounts and Datasets, www.ceads.net) together to organize the event at Tsinghua University, Beijing. CEADs gathers a group of experts from the UK, USA and China to work on China’s emission accounting methods and applications. Providing accurate and most up-to-date emission data is the duty of the whole academic field for policy stakeholders and the public.

  1. Scope and Tasks

The scope for the AEss 2018 is energy-emission-water nexus at global cities.

Cities are central to global climate change mitigation and the implementation of low-carbon development strategies. The main objective of the summer school is to understand a feasible methodology for constructing territorial CO2 emissions inventories for generic Chinese cities. By applying this methodology, students will calculate the CO2 emissions for cities. Together with further water data searched at city level, students are able to perform their own calculation about water-energy-emission nexus. The technology of multi-view data and visualization will also be applied during the studies.

  1. Program Design

The summer school will be delivered through a combination of academic lectures, career development module, and team-project-design.

 

  1. Target Audience

AEss invites highly motivated international students (final year undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students) and young scientists to join us. We also welcome lectures for the summer school.

 Experts from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, University of East Anglia, Tsinghua University, other well-known international research institutes, and the prestigious press like Elsevier and/or Nature will guide students the training courses, discussions, research and project-design.

  1. CONTACT

Please, apply by e-mail sending your English CV and a representing paper. The call for applicants will be closed when the maximum number of participants reached. There is no charge for attending the summer school, although selection processes are performed. Accommodations and food during the stays are assisted by Tsinghua University with your own costs.

Deadline for application: April 30, 2018

Acceptance notice: May 15, 2018

E-mail: J.Tian@uea.ac.uk

The summer school will be held from 23rd to 31st July. The hotel is reserved from 22nd July to 1st August.

Paris Agreements and data accuracy and transparency

Congratulations to all climate researchers that Paris Agreement achieved somewhat breakthrough progress in tackling climate change. CEADs researchers have been advocating data accuracy and transparency, especially in development countries, over past years. For the first time, transparency and accuracy together with completeness, consistency, and comparability is written into the global agreement.

Data and reporting transparency and accuracy are emphasized in several places in Article 4 and 6 of the Paris Agreement.

Parties shall account for their nationally determined contributions. In accounting for anthropogenic emissions and removals corresponding to their nationally determined contributions, Parties shall promote environmental integrity, transparency, accuracy, completeness, comparability and consistency, and ensure the avoidance of double counting, in accordance with guidance adopted by the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement” (Article 4, Adoption of Paris Agreement).

Emission data transparency and accuracy is still the great issue in many developing countries, including the largest global emitters. CEADs team improves methodology and makes best efforts in compiling state of art emission inventories for China and its provinces and cities. CEADs publishes the dataset for free download for any academic purpose.

Dabo Guan

13/December/2015