Climate change has become possibly the world’s most serious problem, which needs our urgent attention. The problem is complex and multi-dimensional. Energy and its management are the key enablers in addressing not only the climate challenge but also other sustainable development goals. This master programme is tailored for you as an engineer or technologist to investigate and understand symbiotic and systemic relations between energy, climate, and sustainable development, and to implement innovative solutions.
Our current energy production and consumption patterns risk our future ability to support ourselves on the planet. Energy production and utilisation systems must be renewable-based and climate-smart, and the whole system must be energy-efficient, resource-efficient and economically efficient. The knowledge that you gain on this programme will be instrumental in understanding and addressing the societal challenges relating to energy and the climate through innovation and business leadership.
Through this programme, you will learn about the following:
Various environmental paradigms and environmental analysis tools, life cycle analysis, environmental innovations, and environmental accounting, which are important for making environmental decisions.
How green financing is key to enabling inclusive growth and accelerate the shift to a resource-efficient society and decarbonising of the economy. This to understand how the private sector needs to be engaged in climate-smart technologies, scale-up capabilities, transformative innovations, and green capital, when governmental initiatives are no longer enough to meet the sustainability challenges at hand.
How the external reporting of energy and sustainability-related actions extends accountability of companies to the society in which companies operate.
Various energy policy instruments and innovation strategies, and their impact on investment decisions and public behavior from a sustainability perspective.
An interdisciplinary and experienced team with profound knowledge on sustainability and development issues will teach the courses. The courses are complemented by guest lectures by experts from industry, governmental and non-profit organisations.