21 February 2014. Energy is a crucial issue in many countries regarding climate change, as it is both a motor for development as well as sector which emits a large amount of greenhouse gases. In order to build awareness and knowledge on key global trends, innovative technologies, policies and inter-disciplinary solutions in the fields of energy, climate change and sustainable development, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), in collaboration with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and TERI University (TERI U) organised a two weeks long training in New Delhi. Over 20 government officials, policy makers, and experts from 20 countries in Africa, Asia and Europe participated in the workshop that ended on February 14.
The programme allowed participants to interact with ongoing energy projects in India, discuss sustainable energy solutions from a practitioner’s perspective, and attend high-level discussions in a global context. Participants visited projects in the field, including energy efficient furnaces in the glass making clusters of Firozabad, small hydropower applications in Roorkee, and solar-powered micro-grids powering the Ahroha Bhawani Square Marketplace in the Singhpur Block, Uttar Pradesh.
Participants also attended the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) 2014 that featured high-level ministerial panels and workshops on “Attaining Energy, Water and Food Security for All.” They learned about innovative technologies and policy solutions, and were able to interact with international experts in the field.
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