GRONINGEN, 16 April 2019 - Last week, some 25 policymakers and ministerial officers from developing countries and emerging economies as well as representatives from international organizations participated in a capacity building course on sustainable energy solutions, jointly organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and New Energy Coalition, a Dutch knowledge and networking organization striving for a sustainable world by boosting the acceleration of the energy transition.
The course aimed to enhance understanding of key topics related to energy transition and to contribute to building new capacities for promoting sustainable energy systems for climate-resilient industries. The programme offered a dynamic mix of lecture-based and interactive sessions such as the WE Energy Game. The course was held at the Energy Academy building and at the Energy Transition Center (EnTranCe) at the campus of the University of Groningen.
Lecturers from UNIDO, New Energy Coalition, the Climate Technology Centre and Network, JIN Energy and Sustainability, Gasunie, Nouryon, Quintel and Hanze University of Applied Sciences provided participants with an opportunity to familiarize themselves with current and expected trends in sustainable energy solutions, as well as to reflect on practical, innovative and cost-effective ways to address the issue of sustainability in the energy industry. The intensive five-day programme was complemented by working visits to the Eemshaven area and OMRIN waste recycling facilities.