Professional Certificate in Strategic Sustainable Energy Planning
19th - 23rd November 2018, London, UK


“Sustainable energy is the golden thread that connects economic growth, social equity, a stable climate and a healthy environment” (UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, 2013). Achieving access to energy is central to the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals and a critical factor in achieving poverty reduction, economic development and security.

Course Overview

With the UN General Assembly establishing the ‘UN Decade on Sustainable Energy for All 2014-2024’ there is a growing recognition that sustainable and reliable energy planning is essential for long-term development. External factors such as political instability and climate change have altered the energy landscape and organisations must adapt to these new environments to achieve long-term energy security and reliable access. This course will cover recent technical and theoretical developments in the field and will provide participants with a thorough understanding of how to implement effective sustainable energy action plans.

Participants will be trained through discussions with leading actors in the sector to identify, assess and utilise sustainable energy sources in developing plans for national or local consumption. Alongside knowledge of traditional energy sources, training will be given on new and renewable sources of energy, how viable these are for individual countries and how they can be incorporated into planning. The programme will spend time focussing on energy poverty and access, ensuring factors are incorporated into energy strategies whilst providing participants with the tools to generate effective monitoring and evaluation mechanisms.

Participants will learn how to integrate their sector knowledge into sustainable energy action plans, whilst gaining the strategic tools to facilitate organisational change and development.

Upon completion of this five-day course and subsequent successful completion of CMI written tasks, the successful candidate will be awarded a Level 7 CMI certificate in Management & Leadership showing the CMI units achieved. The CMI is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. The professional qualifications offered by the Institute are internationally recognised and sought after.

How You Will Benefit

  • Analyse multiple and multi-scalar sources of sustainable energy and their relationship to provision and access
  • Integrating key sustainable energy issues with planning strategies
  • Assess and evaluate energy sources and their sustainability
  • Examine how to facilitate technology transfer

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Topics Include:

  • Technology transfer to developing countries
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Energy models for development
  • Energy access and demand
  • Principles of strategic planning

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