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Tapping Carbon Market for Energy Efficiency Projects in Public Buildings
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Course Theme:Climate Change
Sub-Theme:Cities and Climate Change
Course Format:Facilitated
Amount:US $ 0 (Course is free of charge)
Contact Name:Samira El Khamlichi
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This learning program is one component of the program “Climate Friendly Energy Efficiency Policies across South East Europe,” which is a capacity building program focusing on Energy Efficiency in South East Europe (SEE) funded by the Austrian government.

Therefore, the program responds to an articulated need from SEE countries, but it can also be expanded to countries in other regions and assist various stakeholders in developing countries to gain a better understanding of the improved delivery of energy efficiency services to public buildings and corresponding Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects.

This course 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 CDM projects in buildings and the role of designated national authorities (DNAs) in promoting carbon finance for public buildings. In particular, it equips different stakeholders with technical and program management skills, tools and knowledge necessary to simulate greenhouse gas emissions estimates in public buildings using the CDM methodology developed by the World Bank and submitted to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change for approval.

The course consists of several lessons, presenting key concepts and providing opportunities to apply and discuss them. All lessons use multimedia presentations and offer selected readings. Quizzes, research exercises and case studies help to broaden participants’ understanding of the topics in a proactive way.

Target Audience:
Staff from central administrations and municipalities involved in public buildings and energy; energy service providers (engineering/consulting firms, contractors) who bid and undertake energy efficiency improvement programs in public buildings; DNAs, which are responsible for promoting the development of CDM projects; and researchers within NGOs and the academic community.