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Subtitles: English, Arabic

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
4 hours to complete

The future of fossil fuels in a carbon-constrained world

This week introduces the concept of a carbon-constrained world, considering how it links to energy policies and the future of fossil fuels. It will also discuss the role of technologies such as carbon capture and storage (CCS) and how different stakeholders, in developed and developing countries, perceive the need to decarbonize energy systems. ...
6 videos (Total 36 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Introduction - Addressing the climate crisis5m
Week 1 Introduction2m
The future use of fossil fuels7m
Solutions for excess carbon production9m
The developing world6m
3 readings
Read Me First10m
Course Outline10m
Week 1 - Readings30m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

The nuclear option: the solution to the energy/climate conundrum?

This week introduces the competing cases on economic, environmental and political aspects of nuclear power as part of the global energy mix and its role in meeting both energy security and climate change mitigation needs. ...
3 videos (Total 20 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
3 videos
Nuclear power as an alternative to fossil fuel9m
The cost of nuclear power8m
1 reading
Week 2 Reading40m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Up-scaling renewable energy: policy incentives

This week discusses the growing role of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar. It introduces the range of fiscal and other policy tools that governments’ use to promote an increase in the production and consumption of renewable energy....
3 videos (Total 25 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
3 videos
Policy interventions to upscale renewables12m
Focus on Feed in Tariffs9m
1 reading
Week 3 Reading40m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Energy and climate governance: two become one?

This week addresses how energy and climate governance are becoming more inter-related. Climate change is a global collective action problem whereas energy is more often associated with state based priorities. However, emissions from fossil fuel energy have global impacts and pose a challenge to the international community at-large. ...
2 videos (Total 16 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
2 videos
Issues of governance and integrated policy13m
1 reading
Week 4 Reading40m
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Top Reviews

By SNApr 23rd 2019

I loved the course. It is very important for beginners to understand climate change and policy before committing to their careers and this course if perfect for people diving deep into this sector.

By PKOct 12th 2017

What a wonderful course that links and integrates the tenets of climate change and energy policy\n\nI recommend that different people should attempt this program and explore its beauty

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Harald Heubaum

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Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD)

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