Broadly, the course will revolve around the following key segments.

  • Contextualisation of sustainable energy transitions in global and local imperatives of development and climate change
  • Roles of local government and other players in a sustainable urban energy future
  • Processes of local and urban energy strategy development, including data gathering, analysis and futures modelling
  • Understanding the different local-level GHG accounting tools
  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation planning at the city-scale
  • Detailed inputs on implementation of different technology options in urban areas
  • Understanding and addressing energy poverty and access to energy in towns and cities
  • Exploring the financing of sustainable energy implementation in municipalities