Title of the training
Energy Policies and Climate Change
2 Days (12 lesson hours)
Purpose and scope
Energy Policies and Climate Change training covers the effects of energy production resources on climate change, sectoral energy efficiency, analysis of energy production policies, commitments and practices in the context of global climate change. This training aims to provide participants with knowledge and understanding about ways to mitigate the effects of climate change in energy production and consumption, and opportunities, good practices and current developments in the use of renewable energy sources.
Energy Policy and Climate Change training focuses on providing basic information and an overview of EU climate policies to groups such as high school and university students, graduate students, academics, technical staff, experts, managers, etc. working in NGOs, public institutions and organizations, local governments and the business world. However, the content and scope of this training may be adapted according to the educational status, professional qualifications and learning needs of the participants. It is preferable that those who will receive this training have received basic training and basic knowledge on climate change, adaptation and mitigation prior to this training.
Energy Policy and Climate Change Training is given by experienced experts who have taken part in national or international projects in this field and have given trainings, and who stand out with their research or scientific studies in related subjects.
Objectives and learning outcomes
Those who have successfully completed the Energy Policy and Climate Change training are expected to;
- Explain the contributions of various sources used in energy production to greenhouse gas emissions and their effects on climate change,
- Analyze the relationship between energy efficiency and the preferences of end users in various sectors with climate change,
- Analyze the financial dimension of the use of different energy sources,
- Explain and follow up on energy policies, energy efficiency and renewable energy policies and sector commitments for climate change mitigation at global, regional and national levels,
- Build an understanding of the opportunities and challenges in the development of renewable energy technologies at the national level,
- Identify climate-friendly financial opportunities in the energy sector.
Energy Policy and Climate Change training includes the following topics:
- Energy production sources and their impact on climate change
- Sectoral energy efficiency
- Financial analysis of energy resources
- Climate change mitigation effects of energy policies focused on energy efficiency and renewable energy
- Energy sector commitments for climate change mitigation at the global and national level
- EU energy policies in climate change mitigation
- Energy efficiency and renewable energy policies at the national level
- Opportunities and challenges in the development of renewable energy technologies at the national level
- Climate-friendly financial opportunities in the energy sector
- Renewable energy applications in various sectors
- Social dimension and preferences in energy use
- Current developments in the renewable energy sector
Delivery and method
Energy Policy and Climate Change training is implemented in the form of face-to-face training. However, if conditions arise that prevent face-to-face training, the training may be delivered remotely by using the Me-Learning© online learning platform and the Actio© meeting management tool.
In the implementation of the training, the training presentation is provided to the participants. In addition to presenting basic information about energy policies, energy production from different sources and energy efficiency, the participants are enabled to be active by using techniques such as discussion, brainstorming and group work.
Learning tools and materials
In Energy Policy and Climate Change training, worksheets and other documents are used as training materials for the learners to conduct group studies, discussions and practices on the effects of the use of energy production resources on climate change, energy efficiency, energy policies, current developments and financing opportunities for renewable energy.
Audio visual and multimedia materials, templates, worksheets and other materials for exercises and practices are distributed to the participants. However, if there is a sufficient number of hardware such as computers, notebooks or tablets in the learning environment, all materials are provided in a digital format and studies are carried out in digital context. In accordance with our waste reduction policy, printed materials are not distributed in this training unless it is educationally necessary.
Assessment and evaluation
In order to optimize the learning process according to the learners’ needs, the level of readiness of the learners is assessed informally by the trainer at the beginning of the training. The studies carried out by the learners, such as exercises and practices are assessed as indicators of the development / learning and the trainer provides feedback and adjusts learning activities based on them in order to ensure effective learning.
Participants are given a set of questions to determine the level of awareness and knowledge about Climate Action for Schools, either online or in print, before and after the training. In addition, at the end of the training, the Training Evaluation Questionnaire is applied.
All participants who complete the training receive a certificate of participation showing that they have completed the “Energy Policy and Climate Change” training, with duration of the training clearly stated.
Renewable energy, energy sources, energy policies, energy efficiency.