Skip to 0 minutes and 2 seconds This MOOC course prepares you to familiarise yourself with the challenges and opportunities of energy transition. On completing the course, you will understand how energy transition supports climate change mitigation and adaptation. The course is available for independent study on the FutureLearn platform. The course is provided by Hanken School of Economics in cooperation with the VAASA Higher Education Consortium. The course is open year round.
Energy Transition and Sustainable Economies
Learn how to address environmental challenges
The world is facing unprecedented environmental challenges. To tackle them, we need an energy transition from fossil fuel-based energy production to renewable energy sources.
On this five-week course, you’ll learn what this energy transition looks like and how we can make it a reality.
You’ll discover how the energy transition, together with the circular economy, contributes to building a sustainable economy. Unpacking the challenges and opportunities of the transition, you’ll finish the course with an understanding of how changing our energy system supports climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Explore energy transition solutions such as decarbonisation
As you delve into the energy transition, you’ll unpack energy consumption across the world.
This will help you explore the increase in CO2 emissions and the types of solutions such as decarbonisation, renewable energy, and carbon capture.
Discover how we can change the energy system
You’ll explore the energy transition from the perspectives of the producer, consumer, and prosumer, and will get to know these roles in terms of ecological, social, and economic sustainability.
With this knowledge, you’ll uncover how we can change the energy system – from behavioural change in citizens to government action and the role of new technology.
Learn the basics of a circular economy from the Hanken School of Economics
Finally, you’ll delve into the fundamentals of a circular economy to understand its importance and relation to the energy transition.
You’ll finish by exploring a case study in the Vaasa region in Finland to discover the role of energy industries in the transition. With this expert insight, you’ll develop the knowledge of what makes a successful energy transition and a sustainable economy.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Justify the need for an energy transition.
- Describe the main features of the energy transition.
- Identify the main actors participating in the energy transition and their roles in changing the energy system.
- Explain how the energy transition relates to sustainable development and sustainable economies more broadly.
- Describe the circular economy and how it contributes to the energy transition and sustainable economies.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone wanting to learn about the challenges and opportunities of energy transition in building a sustainable economy.
You don’t need any prior experience as all concepts start at an introductory level.
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