WBI Invites Applications to E-learning Course on Low Carbon Development

10 August 2012. The promotion of low-carbon development requires accurate planning and design. To support policymakers and experts in this process, the World Bank Institute (WBI) offers an E-Learning Course on Low Carbon Development: Planning and Modelling, to be delivered from 17 September to 12 October 2012. The deadline for application is 8 September 2012.   

This facilitated course aims to introduce participants 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. It comprises the following modules:

  • Introduction to Low Carbon Development Planning
  • Overview for Policymakers
  • Power
  • Household 
  • Transport

For those interested in modeling, the course discusses the development of reference and low carbon scenarios out to 2030 and beyond, the stakeholders that need to be involved and the data that is required to develop credible projections. The course also provides step-by-step instructions on how to use the Energy Forecasting Framework and Emissions Consensus Tool (EFFECT) model. 

The course targets policymakers, planners, modelers and development practitioners and will be held in English. The course fee amounts to USD 250.

For further information please contact pschierl@worldbank.org and cdinakaran@worldbank.org or visit: http://einstitute.worldbank.org/ei/course/low-carbon-development.