Sustainable Energy Solutions 2017

15 – 22 November 2017 | Groningen, The Netherlands

In order to address the prevailing social and environmental challenges in a sustainable and lasting manner, UNIDO promotes inclusive and sustainable industrial development. One important aspect of it is the necessity to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy in industrial production. Considering that energy inputs represent an important cost of production for industries, clean energy and energy efficiency have progressively become core determinants of economic competitiveness and sustained growth.

UNIDO and the Energy Academy Europe (EAE) / New Energy Coalition, a centre of excellence on energy located in Groningen, the Netherlands joint forces to enhance the understanding of innovative energy solutions and to contribute to building new capacities for promoting green industry and sustainable energy systems in developing countries. UNIDO and EAE are organizing a training course for professionals to address some of the key issues relating to sustainable energy by raising awareness and conveying an in-depth understanding of energy policy, technology and financing as planning tools for developing sustainable energy systems.

25 policymakers and ministerial officers from developing countries including Egypt, India, Mongolia, Nigeria, Tanzania and Ukraine, attended the eight-day training programme, which enhanced their understanding of innovative energy solutions.

The programme addressed key issues related to energy policy, technology and financing for the development of sustainable energy systems. It provided participants with an opportunity to familiarize themselves with current and expected trends in sustainable energy solutions, as well as to reflect on practical, innovative and cost effective ways to address the issue of sustainability in the energy industry.

The course offerd a dynamic mix of lecture-based and interactive sessions. It took place at the most sustainable education building of the Netherlands, a new institute where industry, education and academia join forces to work on research and innovation in the field of energy. A field trip to the Dutch island of Ameland which is piloting a 100% self-sufficient energy system was also included.

Course description

For a full description of the course, agenda, training sessions, course faculty and list of participants, please download this information brochure:

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