Renewable Energies for Sustainable Development in support of the IPCC report

9 October 2018

Timely launch of e-course Renewable Energies for Sustainable Development, following the IPCC “Global Warming of 1.5°C” special report released yesterday.

Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, the IPCC said in a new assessment. With clear benefits to people and natural ecosystems, limiting global warming to 1.5°C compared to 2°C could go hand in hand with ensuring a more sustainable and equitable society, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said on Monday. This involve different portfolios of mitigation measures, striking different balances between lowering energy and resource intensity, rate of decarbonization, and the reliance on carbon dioxide removal.

To provide professionals with a high level understanding of these key issues, as well as sufficient technical insights to make informed decisions about technology choices, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), the University of Strathclyde and Gaia Education developed an online course. Entitled “Renewable Energies for Sustainable Development”, this programme gives a comprehensive overview of renewable energy as a means to enable sustainable development at a global scale. It presents solutions to reduce carbon emissions through energy efficiency and the use of sustainable energy sources.

Renewable Energies for Sustainable Development starts on 15 October. Read more and register here

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