Course Title: Energy and Climate Change
ECTS points: 6 ECTS
Number of classes per week:3+0+0+3
Lecturer: Dr. Natasha Markovska, Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Course Goals (acquired competencies): Acquisition of knowledge on energy and climate change and assessing energy technologies by regional and economic aspects, the key concepts of sustainable development and the risks and impacts of energy technologies on the environment and health.
Subject of the course content: 1. Energy and climate change (Climate Changes Convention, Kyoto Protocol, Greenhouse gas emissions and measures for greenhouse gas emissions reduction; Energy planning: scenarios for greenhouse gas emissions reduction – technical analyses and socio-economic implications). 2. Environmental and economic evaluation of energy technologies (Risks and influences of energy technologies: comparative assessment; Evaluation methodologies – marginal costs curve; Prioritizing and optimal technologies transfer). 3. Sustainable development (Methodologies for comparison and sustainability evaluation – metrics and indicators, multi-criteria analyses, external costs; Energy policy for sustainable development – security of energy supply, climate changes mitigation, support mechanisms for renewable energy sources and energy efficiency, synergy with agriculture and forestry, new jobs creation, emission taxes, constraints and emissions trade, feed-in tariffs, green certificates; Green economy – energy and environment for regional development, creation of new “green” (renewable energy) jobs and innovation, poverty eradication, separation of development and use of resources; Macroeconomic analyses, trends and projections, financial and regulative mechanisms).
|1.||Study Committee of the World Energy Council (N. Markovska, member)||Energy and Climate Change||World Energy Council||2007|
|2.||Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – Working Group III for Climate Change Mitigation||Fourth Assessment Report||Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change||2007|
|3.||International Atomic Energy Agency||Energy Indicators for Sustainable Development: Guidelines and Methodologies||International Atomic Energy Agency||2005|