Wellcome Trust Award - UK Funding


Project: "Assessing energy precarity and heat-related health risks from climate change
in subtropical Asian cities"



 

  1. General information
  • Project title: Assessing energy precarity and heat-related health risks from climate change in subtropical Asian cities;
  • Sponsor: Welcome Trust Award – UK funding;
  • Project owner: University of Science and Technology Hanoi;
  • Project implementation unit: Clean Energy and Sustainable Development Laboratory (Clean-ED);
  • Principal investigator: Dr. Ha Duong Minh;
  • Tentative duration of the project implementation: 12 months;
  • Project location: University of Science and Technology Hanoi – 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Cau Giay, Hanoi;
  • Total project budget: 14.600 GBP (~ 18.080 USD).
  1. Partnerships and project members
a. Partners
  • Ming Chuan University (MCU), Taiwan: represented by Dr. Wan-Yu Shih;
  • University of Science and Technology Hanoi (USTH) (Clean Energy and Sustainable Development Lab): Dr. Ha Duong Minh;
  • Kyushu University (Kyushu): Dr. Yuriko Hayabuchi;
  • The Robert Gordon University (RGU): Dr Leslie Mabon (Robert Gordon University) is Principal Investigator.
b. Project members (USTH)
  • Dr. Ha Duong Minh – USTH Principal investigator;
  • Msc. Nguyen Hoai Son – Project member;
  • Msc. Tran Hoang Anh – Project member.
  1. Objectives and major outcomes of the project

The research has the overall aim of assessing the effect of energy policy on health risks associated with urban heatwaves. This foundation-building project evaluates methods for integrating measures for physical exposure to heat, socio-economic vulnerability, and potential future energy pricing. This aim is evaluated through application to the subtropical Asian cities of Hanoi, Taipei and Fukuoka.

The outputs from these objectives will identify areas for development of the pilot study into largerscale research of benefit to end users (e.g. local governments, planners, health policymakers) in countries where excess urban heat is a serious and increasing health risk.