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Discussion Paper
This paper provides some background information on coal industry transition that has occurred recently in China, and shows prospects for better transition management with a focus on employment. Using statistical data and scenario analysis results provided in existing literature, changes in coal consumption, production and international trade in...
Issue Brief
Assuming all thermal power plants currently planned for construction and replacement are put into operation, coal-fired and gas-fired power plants need to operate below 56% and 43%, respectively, of their capacity factor in order to achieve Japan’s electric power sector’s voluntary emissions intensity targets for 2030. However, the voluntary...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Climate Policy
Author:
Jusen
ASUKA
Hanna
FEKETE
Kentaro
TAMURA
Niklas
HÖHNE
This article assesses Japan’s carbon budgets up to 2100 in the global efforts to achieve the 2 8C target under different effortsharing approaches based on long-term GHG mitigation scenarios published in 13 studies. The article also presents exemplary emission trajectories for Japan to stay within the calculated budget. The literature data allow for...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Cleaner Production
An up-to-date techno-economic assessment was conducted on CO2 emissions reduction potential in the Japanese iron and steel industry for 2030. The following mitigation measures were investigated: (i) maximized installation of best available technologies (BAT scenario), (ii) increased use of coke substitutes in blast furnaces, and (iii) increased use...
Discussion Paper
Author:
Jusen
ASUKA
Hanna
FEKETE
Niklas
HÖHNE
This paper assessed Japan’s “fair” carbon budget consistent with the 2 °C target between 1990 and 2100 under three frequently referred effort-sharing approaches: Converging Per Capita Emissions (CPE); Common but Differentiated Convergence (CDC); and Greenhouse Development Rights (GDRs), as well as the consequent GHG emission pathways up to 2100 for...
Presentation

Technologies and economics of carbon capture - With a focus on industries and distributed energy systems

Policy Report
Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) for low carbon development: Learning from experience in Asia (Kazuhisa Koakutsu, Kenta Usui, Aya Watarai, Yusuke Takagi (edt.))
Key Messages • The wastewater sector—particularly wastewater-biogas-energy (WBE) system—presents an opportunity to reduce GHG emissions and tap into renewable energy. In Thailand, several WBE projects have been introduced through the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) as well as by “unilateral” investments from the private sector in order to treat...