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The Kyoto Protocol requires countries to reduce or remove their GHG emissions on a project level and earn certified emission reduction credits. This e-Learning course provides a comprehensive overview of the complex terms and conditions to successfully implement the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and the Joint Implementation (JI).
Programmatic CDM is a tool to fund and structure sectoral programs to reduce GHG emissions. This course is offered to explain the CDM’s programmatic (versus project-based) approach and objectives by reviewing existing guidance and reports on the PoA and by examining the challenges and opportunities of the program.
This course has four modules - (i) Overview for Policymakers; (ii) Power; (iii) Household; (iv) Transport - which introduce you to climate change mitigation, explore the concepts surrounding low carbon development planning on an economy-wide basis and take a detailed look at what this means in the power and transport sectors and for household electricity use.
The aim of this course is to: gather experiences from the first years of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF); and make them available, in a widely accessible format, to respond to the needs of governments and other actors regarding how to prepare and finance climate change strategies, policies and plans.
In this course, you will learn the basics for developing economically viable climate-resilient plans. The course starts with a review of the scientific consensus on changes in climate patterns and projections to the future, and explains the rationale for countries to develop climate-resilient plans that will help them to move away from a business-as-usual development path.
Transitioning to a lower emissions development path is becoming increasingly important as climate change poses major challenges to development.This course is designed to help policymakers to apply the various policy instruments available to reduce GHG emissions while also achieving economic development goals. In this course, you will learn how to plan, design and implement voluntary and information-based, regulatory and market-based instruments that will help your country to transition towards a low emissions development path.
This course equips different stakeholders with technical and program management skills, tools and knowledge on the “how” of identifying, developing and implementing Energy Efficiency programs in public buildings.
This course was developed jointly by Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) and WBI’s Climate Change Practice. It is based on international experiences with public sector energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) collected by ESMAP during 2008-2009.
The e-Course “Tapping Carbon Market for Energy Efficiency Projects in Public Buildings” provides a brief overview of carbon finance concepts and methodologies for energy efficiency programs/projects in buildings, as well as discusses the challenges of implementing the CDM projects in buildings and the role of DNAs in promoting carbon finance for public buildings.