Kyiv to host July workshop on sustainable energy planning

June 28, 2017

On July 10–11, 2017, The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC), in partnership with the Institute for Economics and Forecasting of Ukraine (IEF), will hold a “Workshop on Tools and Methodologies for Municipal Sustainable Energy Planning” in Kyiv, Ukraine. The workshop has been organised in the framework of the REC’s “Local Initiatives for Sustainable Ukraine – LINK” project, which supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment.

The main purpose of this workshop is to improve the capacity of Ukrainian municipalities in using relevant energy planning tools for sustainable energy planning and for making a smooth transition to a low carbon economy.

The two-day workshop will cover the topics of energy modelling and energy policy planning at regional, municipal and national levels in Ukraine. In addition, the Long-Range Energy Alternatives Planning System (LEAP) and LEDS GP Energy Toolkit 2.0 will be presented to delegates from Ukrainian municipalities. The workshop participants will also join in discussions on challenges and opportunities related to using tools for energy planning in municipalities and on energy sector planning in cities, with a focus on selected case studies. The current state of energy modelling in Ukraine will also be discussed.

The workshop agenda is specifically tailored for energy planning practitioners from Ukrainian municipalities and their associations, Ukrainian energy modelling experts, and municipal energy experts from other countries.

It is envisaged that the workshop will improve the energy planning capacities of Ukrainian local authorities via the use of relevant energy planning tools. At the same time, it will help to establish a network of energy planning tool developers, energy modelling experts, and Ukrainian and international practitioners involved in energy planning at the municipal level.

 For more details on the event, please refer to the preliminary agenda (see Related Documents at below left).

TAGS: Ukraine | Energy security | Capacity building | Local initiatives