Towards Just and Inclusive Energy Transitions

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Course Level
Master or PhD
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Are you interested in learning about the chances, and challenges for just energy transitions that ´leave no one behind´? This course examines the socioeconomic dimensions and distribution outcomes of sustainability transitions in theory and practice from a multi-disciplinary perspective. With a special focus on the Global South, employment and social reproduction, and on energy transitions in particular, the course aims to discuss ways in which green transitions can create sustainable development benefits for vulnerable and traditionally excluded communities and groups.

The course provides participants with a solid overview of the conceptual and political debates regarding inclusivity and fairness in energy transitions. Participants will also gain practical insights on ways to optimize the social and economic development impacts of green transition initiatives.

This online course is organized by the International Development Studies Group of the Human Geography and Planning Department at Utrecht University´s Faculty of Geoscience, with contributions from guest scholars, practitioners, and entrepreneurs. Additionally, participants will work on a group project. 


Important update: Thanks to an exciting programme, this course was able to attract a lot of interest. But we also realised that the timing of the course is not ideal and that online-course fatigue has kicked in with many prospective participants. Since we want to offer a platform as inclusive as possible for this exciting programme, we decided to change the format to an innovative webinar series taking place in autumn this year. We hope to be able to share more details with you very soon on this page and beyond. 

Course director
Dr. Kei Otsuki, Dr. Alberto Alonso Fradejas & Dominique Schmid, MSc

Target audience

The course is designed for Master students and PhD researchers, more senior academics, and practitioners from environmental and development organizations and the private industry who are interested in gaining a foundational understanding of the socio-economic dimensions,  chances and challenges  behind transformations to sustainability with a focus on energy transitions on the Global South.


Course fee:
Fee covers
Course + course materials

More information

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Application deadline: 
Registration deadline
01 June 2021