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Forschungs- und Transferzentrum "Nachhaltigkeit und Klimafolgenmanagement"

HOOU Online Course "Sustainable Energy for SIDS (policy-maker edition)"

Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) still face distinctive challenges to ensure sustainable livelihoods for their current population as well as future generations. One of these challenges relates to energy – the access to affordable, clean energy, the reliable supply of sustainable energy and the efficient use of energy – as expressed also in the Sustainable Development Goal #7.

Despite a large potential for the production of renewable energy, the availability and cost-effectiveness of existing technologies, many SIDS still show a heavy reliance on fossil fuels to meet their energy demands. Besides a lack of skilled human resources that constrains the implementation of sustainable energy technologies for SIDS, there is a need for well-formulated policies, regulations and standards in the energy sector. Here, policy-makers play a key role in fostering the transition towards a higher share of sustainable energy in current energy regimes.

Our online course “Sustainable Energy for SIDS (policy-maker edition)” seeks to inspire you to explore and assess the opportunities that renewable and sustainable energy-efficient energy technologies offer for SIDS.

This course will help you to think carefully and critically about current energy systems, energy use, and energy policies. It illustrates through practical examples how policy-making and the implementation of appropriate technologies may greatly improve energy access, energy security and energy efficiency in SIDS.

Who can take this course?

Although everyone is welcome to join, this course has been designed for a specific audience: Policy-makers on strategic and operative levels who seek to better grasp the interdisciplinarity of the topic, who want to gain further insights on existing policy frameworks, appropriate technologies and best practices from islands. Another benefit of taking this interactive course will be an unique opportunity to network and exchange experiences with colleagues from other SIDS.

The course is also suitable for „public officials of tomorrow”, i.e. master students from related disciplines (e.g. policy or development economics), as well as NGOs working with renewable energies. They are provided with hands-on knowledge on technologies and the evaluation of RE concepts which can, for example, be useful for an applied master’s thesis, or a distinctive sustainable energy project.

This online course...

  • offers an interdisciplinary perspective on sustainable energy production and use as well as related policies, regulations and standards found in Small Island Developing States
  • introduces you to a broad spectrum of energy- but also policy-related topics, for example sustainable energy production, energy access and energy security, energy efficiency and energy management, appropriate renewable energy sources as well as policies, initiatives and programs
  • invites you to discuss and share ideas, opinions and knowledge with learners from all over the world
  • seeks to inspire you self-develop a small solution for promoting sustainable energy in SIDS

Contact and further information

Franziska Wolf
Forschungs- & Transferzentren
FTZ-NK: EU-Projektmanagement und -koordination; stv. Leiterin FTZ-NK
Ulmenliet 20
21033 Hamburg
Raum S 0.37
T +49.40.428 75-6324

Letzte Änderung: 18.03.19

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