Welcome to the Co-benefits Evaluation Tools from UNU-IAS, where find innovation in action. Here, you can evaluate the climate co-benefits in cities. Discover new ways of deploying technologies to reduce GHG and air pollutions in cities and look for policy upgrades, with alternative energy and clean technology.
Urban Waste Management: This tool evaluates the environmental impacts including GHG emissions and air pollutants accompanied by energy implications and cost-benefit analysis of the various waste management strategies by means of a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). This approach is used to consider coordination of a number of actions to recover material and energy and to reduce environmental impact through Integrated Waste Management System (IWMS).
Transport: This Evaluation Tool combines a quantitative spreadsheet of a simplified representation of the transport sector with an institutional evaluation to evaluate not just the magnitude of emission reductions from local air pollution and carbon emissions but also to determine barriers to implementation of policies and projects. The tool is a linear representation of the public transport system in a city, from which the implementation of policies in four areas Activity, Shift, Improve and Fuel (ASIF) can be evaluated in terms of its carbon and local air pollution emissions.
Urban Energy System: This tool is a simulation model designed for evaluating the climate co-benefits of an urban energy system in the short term. The tool evaluates climate co-benefits of the urban energy system based on different scenarios of socioeconomic, technological and demographic developments. The tool relates systematically the climate change based on the specific energy demand in different sectors in cities to the corresponding social, economic and technological factors that affect this demand. It calculates the total energy demand for each end-use category, aggregating the urban energy system into three main "energy consumer" sectors: Residential, Commercial and Service.