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Climate Change and Energy Sustainability

Course Start End Training Agency Closing Date for Nomination
Climate Change and Energy Sustainability
21 Oct 201301 Nov 201309 Sep 2013
Course CategorySustainable Development and Climate Change
Open to countries under these programmes

(i) SCPTA countries 
(ii) SIDSTEC countries

Course Objectives

The course aims to provide an understanding of Singapore’s multi-agency engagement in formulating energy solutions to climate change. Participants will gain a better appreciation of issues surrounding climate change and the importance of collective mitigating actions taken on a global scale. They will also understand the types of clean and renewable sources of energy and the related technical principles.

Course Synopsis & Methodology

The topics include:

  • Introduction to climate change issues and developments
  • Singapore’s Whole-of-Government approach to energy efficiency
  • Master plan and road map for national climate change management
  • Economic evaluation of the costs and benefits of mitigation and adaptation measures
  • Effective regulations and enabling legislation 
  • Sustainable energy management
  • Financing and insurance frameworks
  • Promotion of energy savings at home
  • Singapore, the Eco-city
  • Carbon emissions and risk management schemes
  • Tours and site visits
Participant Profile

Applicants should be:

  • Senior level government officials with at least two years experience in policymaking for sustainability and environmental excellence, or related fields
  • Currently involved in climate change and energy projects, financial and budgetary planning and management
  • Nominated by their respective Governments
  • Proficient in spoken and written English
  • In good health