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Energy Sector Strategies to Support Green Growth
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Course Theme:Climate Change
Sub-Theme:Essentials of Climate Change
Course Format:Facilitated
Amount:US $ 0 (Course is free of charge)
Contact Name:Chandni Dinakaran
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May 05, 2014 - May 25, 2014
Application Ends On : April 28, 2014
October 20, 2014 - November 06, 2014
Application Ends On : October 06, 2014
February 01, 2015 - February 24, 2015
Application Ends On : January 26, 2015
This course covers essential aspects of renewable energy and energy efficiency policies and discusses how they can contribute to green growth strategies.

The overall objective of this course is to provide a better understanding of the policy instruments used to promote the deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies in developing countries.

The course begins with an overview of the range of policy tools available, including price instruments (e.g., feed-in tariffs), quantity instruments (e.g., tradable renewable energy certificates) and standards (e.g., building codes for energy efficiency). As an example, the course discusses the opportunities provided by these policy tools, together with the challenges of implementation. The course ends with a discussion on how these policies can be integrated into overall green growth strategies at the national level.

The course also examines how public policy and financial support can support innovation, research and development of new technologies in the energy sector. It discusses global patterns of innovation and a range of policies to encourage the development, deployment and diffusion of green technologies.

The course is unique in covering a broad spectrum of energy sector strategies, including both renewable energy and energy efficiency. It helps develop the mindset and knowledge base required for anyone wishing to pursue a more in-depth analysis on energy systems planning.

Green Growth Course - Preview Videos:

Video 1 – English
Video 2 – English
Video 3 – English

This learning product was developed thanks to the financial support of the governments of Spain and Switzerland through the CF-Assist Trust Fund.

Target Audience:
Policymakers, planners, development practitioners, energy specialists