13-24 Martie 2017
By signing the „Paris Agreement” (2015) regarding climate change, countries agreed to take measures for combating the threats of climate change and to submit their plans to UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) as Nationally Determined Conditions (NDCs) to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere. The measures to be taken are targeting energy producing systems, the main source of GHG emissions.
Decisions regarding the design of financial investments require the identification and assessment of cost-effective low-carbon energy technologies. For developing a realistic set of NDCs in each country, special tools and methodologies are needed.
During 13-24 march 2017, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA Vienna) in cooperation with RATEN ICN Pitesti organized the training course „RER2013/002-Regional Training Course on Evaluation of Cost-Effective Energy Technologies, including Nuclear Power, as Nationally Determined Contributions to Climate Change Mitigation”.
The regional training course had the objective to strengthen local expertise for evaluating energy options, including nuclear power, to assess their role in combating climate change, and explore the possibilities for regional cooperation.
- The course agenda consisted of lectures from IAEA and RATEN ICN Pitesti experts as well as hands-on works sessions in use of IAEA’s tool MESSAGE, the main topics covered being:
- energy options and scenarios;
- climate change threats;
- enabling mechanisms for transition to low-carbon energy options;
- methodological approaches for assessment of NDCs;
- case studies on assessment of NDCs.
At the training course participated representatives from countries like: Albania, Belarus, Croatia, Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Poland, Republic of Moldova, THE FRMR.YUG.REP. of Macedonia, Romania, Slovenia, Ukraine.