March 9, 2015 – The World Bank has announced its newest e-learning course, Policy Instruments for Low Emissions Development: From Design to Implementation. The course, offered March 24 – April 8, 2015, discusses the rationale for Low Emissions Development (LED) policy and the expected benefits of such policies. The discussion considers both contributions to global emissions reductions and local development opportunities such as:
- Increased energy security by reducing the dependence on fossil fuels and exposure to volatile prices.
- Increased industrial productivity as a consequence of energy efficiency measures.
- New economic opportunies and employment through deployment and diffusion of low carbon technologies.
- Reduced costs off environmental degradation.
As the world seeks to enhance global greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation efforts, countries are exploring innovative and cost-effective ways to scale-up emissions reductions and foster private sector investment. A range of policy instruments such as voluntary, regulatory, and market-based approaches can help achieve these goals. This course will assist in planning, designing, and implementing these policy instruments to help spur your country into a low emissions development path.
Application Deadline: March 15, 2015
Applications must be submitted via the online application form.
Course Delivery Dates: March 24 – April 8, 2015
Target Audience: Government officials, policymakers, development planners, climate change practitioners, carbon market agents.
Find more course details at http://einstitute.worldbank.org/ei/course/policy-instruments-low-emissions-development-design-implementation.
For queries contact Ms. Chandni Dinakaran at [email protected].