Intensive course on energy and climate change

9 Mar 2016 - 09:00

This course, which is open to all, is designed to familiarise students with issues concerning energy and climate change mitigation. It introduces impacts, history, politics and economics of climate change, and focuses on how these relate to energy policy. Students will also develop a detailed understanding of greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector, and the potential for mitigation, and will learn some practical tools for the analysis of energy and climate change issues. On completion of this course, students will have an understanding of the complex challenge of climate change and a range of dimensions in seeking a solution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in South Africa and globally.

The intensive, one-week course course will be conducted by specialists in their field. It will run at the Unjversity of Cape Town daily from 15 – 19 August 2016.

The course  is part of a module in the Energy Research Centre’s Masters programme, but will be of benefit to professionals from government, business, labour and NGOs who would like to gain an understanding of the intersection of energy and climate change issues, which are essential for energy policy in South Africa and climate policy globally.

For further information see the full brochure here.