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Environment/Energy (Low carbon society/energy)

Principal Investigator (Affiliation) Prof. MATSUOKA Yuzuru (Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University)
Research Institutions in Japan Kyoto University / National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) / Okayama University
Research Institutions in Malaysia Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) / Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), etc.
Adoption fiscal year FY 2010
Research Period 5 Years
ODA Recipient Country Malaysia
General Description of the Research Project

Designing the low carbon society of 2025 in Asia
To reduce greenhouse gases worldwide, effective measures in emerging nations are indispensable. In a special economic zone in Malaysia centered on Johor Bahru, also known as Iskandar Malaysia, information on the economy, society, and technology for creating a low carbon society will be gathered and analyzed for five categories (power generation, industry, transportation, commercial, and residential), in order to develop integrated assessment models and scenarios for a low carbon society in 2025. Simulations performed with the model will then be used as the basis for a proposal of the policy system required to make the low carbon society a reality. The project will also provide assistance in devising solutions to the problems of air pollution, waste management, and poverty and other social problems in connection with the establishment of a low carbon society.

From Iskandar, which holds the key to a low carbon society, to the entire Asian region
This project will prepare a practical policy roadmap and, in the process of implementing this policy roadmap, will work to improve the practicality and effectiveness of methods. Dissemination of the achievements of this research in Iskandar Malaysia, which is the symbol of the growing Asia, will help to achieve a low carbon society in Asia as a whole.

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Malaysia is experiencing rapid growth and urban development throughout the country. It is essential to incorporate the low carbon perspective into the developments at the planning stage.

Malaysia is experiencing rapid growth and urban development throughout the country. It is essential to incorporate the low carbon perspective into the developments at the planning stage.

Malaysia is the world's top producer of palm oil,which can be used as a biofuel.

Malaysia is the world's top producer of palm oil,which can be used as a biofuel.

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