15 January 2015 - 16 January 2015
Toyota City, Aichi, Japan

Toyota High-level Symposium on Sustainable Cities

IIASA researchers will take part in a Global Carbon Project (GCP) workshop at the Toyota High-level Symposium on Sustainable Cities, focusing on the challenges of urban and regional carbon management.

© Carloscastilla | Dreamstime.com - City Blueprint Photo

© Carloscastilla | Dreamstime.com - City Blueprint Photo

IIASA Deputy Director General Nebojsa Nakicenovic and researchers Florian Kraxner and Sabine Fuss will speak at the event, which brings together international researchers in order to exchange data and knowledge related to urban carbon management, including questions of urban infrastructure, energy efficiency, and ecosystem services.  

Nakicenovic serves as co-chair of the GCP, while Fuss, whose primary appointment is at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change, is a member of the GCP scientific steering committee. 

About the workshop

GCP will hold a two-day workshop as part of the Toyota High-level Symposium on Sustainable Cities in Toyota City, Japan (15-16 January, 2015). The workshop will feature a combination of oral presentations and panel discussions on a broad array of issues related to urban infrastructure and energy efficiency, ecosystem services and their importance for urban and regional carbon management, and social innovations and behavioral changes required to accommodate the technological innovations in urban infrastructure. In addition, GCP is launching a new research initiative on Managing Global Negative Emissions (MaGNET) acknowledging the important role that negative emissions play in deep decarbonization pathways in the future. With cities being the major source of global CO2 emissions, important complementarities exist between the two GCP research streams and a common research agenda on relevant questions shall be explored. Our main aim is to come up with a framework for a joint research proposal at the end of the workshop that will be focused on social, ecological and economic transformations towards urban sustainability. 


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GCP Workshop at Toyota High-level Symposium on Sustainable Cities


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