À propos de ce cours
The Global Energy and Climate Policy course offers an introduction to the theoretical and practical understanding of how energy and climate change policies are designed, shaped, advocated and implemented. As energy markets go truly global, domestic energy policies are becoming more and more entangled with wider issues of international governance. Concurrently, the urgent need to mitigate and adapt to climate change and transition to a low-carbon future is adding a further layer of complexity. The course is aimed broadly at people interested in learning more about interconnected issues in energy and climate policy globally. It assumes a level of interest but no necessary previous knowledge. However, the course also offers sufficient up to date research and new critical perspectives to be of interest to people with expertise in or academic familiarity with the topic as well. The main aim of the course is to provide this wide-ranging introduction in a self-contained, but in-depth form, alongside the important practical skills necessary to understand and discuss energy and climate policy, and lay the groundwork for greater engagement in the future – either through academic study, in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors.
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Approx. 14 hours to complete

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English

Sous-titres : English
Globe

Cours en ligne à 100 %

Commencez dès maintenant et apprenez aux horaires qui vous conviennent.
Beginner Level

Niveau débutant

Clock

Approx. 14 hours to complete

Recommandé : 3 hours/week
Comment Dots

English

Sous-titres : English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1

Section
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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. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 36 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Introduction - Addressing the climate crisis5m
Week 1 Introduction2m
The future use of fossil fuels7m
Solutions for excess carbon production9m
The developing world6m
Reading3 readings
Read Me First10m
Course Outline10m
Week 1 - Readings30m

2

Section
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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. ...
Reading
3 videos (Total 20 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Nuclear power as an alternative to fossil fuel9m
The cost of nuclear power8m
Reading1 readings
Week 2 Reading40m

3

Section
Clock
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....
Reading
3 videos (Total 25 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Policy interventions to upscale renewables12m
Focus on Feed in Tariffs9m
Reading1 readings
Week 3 Reading40m

4

Section
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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. ...
Reading
2 videos (Total 16 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
Issues of governance and integrated policy13m
Reading1 readings
Week 4 Reading40m

5

Section
Clock
3 hours to complete

Climate change and energy security: resolving a tri-lemma

This week provides an introduction to the various conceptualisations of energy security and considers the implications these can have on energy and climate change strategies....
Reading
3 videos (Total 22 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Energy Security 113m
Energy Security 2 - Diversification and Cost5m
Reading1 readings
Week 5 Readings40m

6

Section
Clock
3 hours to complete

What next for energy policy with the Paris Agreement on climate change? [OPTIONAL]

For the week 6 optional exercise, you may draw upon your learning from previous weeks to understand how climate change is changing the focus of energy policy. Specifically, you are asked to consider this in light of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. ...
Reading
4 videos (Total 26 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Paris Agreement - A Global Agreement10m
The Paris Agreement: Government, Policy and Economics10m
Thank you and farewell2m
Reading1 readings
Week 6 Readings40m
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Top Reviews

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

By JQFeb 26th 2018

Updated and appropiate contents with good support materials and interactive/innovative evaluation methodology. Highly recommended.

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