April 27, 2015 – The World Bank e-learning course on Investment Planning Toward Low Emission Development is open for application. The training course, to be held June 1 – June 22, 2015, compiles knowledge and lessons learned during the design and implementation of investment plans funded through the Climate Investment Funds' (CIF) Clean Technology Fund (CTF) and the Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program in Low Income Countries (SREP). The objective of this course is to teach policymakers, planners and climate change practitioners how to design and finance strategic plans and programs for low emissions development that go beyond a project-by-project approach.
Developing countries are increasingly turning toward low emissions development options not only to achieve greenhouse gas mitigation goals, but also to bolster energy security and spur job creation. This course provides a high-level introduction to the importance and process for crafting low emissions investment plans. The course furthers information on tools and frameworks that will help you structure the planning process, together with discussing the major steps of developing a low emissions investment plan.
Application Deadline: May 18, 2015
Applications must be submitted via the online application form.
Course Delivery Dates: June 1 – June 22, 2015
The main objective of the course is to equip policymakers with the best knowledge to draft a low emissions investment plan by:
- Preparing an overall investment strategy to achieve national goals related to climate change and energy security
- Launching a national dialogue to shape the plan and ensure public participation
- Scoping and prioritizing specific investments to meet those objectives, focusing on sectoral issues (energy, transport, industry)
- Selecting and setting up the appropriate financial instruments
- Involving the private sector to scale-up action
- Undertaking the appropriate underlying technical, economic and financial analyses
- Managing results, monitoring and evaluation
Preference will be given to (in the following order): (i) national-level government policymakers, planners and practitioners working in the fields of clean energy, sustainable transportation, energy efficiency, and climate change from the 14 countries invited to prepare SREP investment plans (Bangladesh, Benin, Cambodia, Ghana, Haiti, Kiribati, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Nicaragua, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zambia); (ii) national-level government policymakers, planners and practitioners working in the fields of clean energy, sustainable transportation, energy efficiency, and climate change from other developing countries; and (iii) practitioners from development organizations or other institutions supporting countries in this work.
For queries contact Ms. Chandni Dinakaran at [email protected].