Green Energy Center in Iran (GECI) – Enabling climate mitigation through capacity development
As of: September 2021
Despite having an energy market dominated by fossil fuels, Iran nonetheless intends to increase the proportion of renewables in the energy mix and implement measures for energy efficiency. This project aims to support the transition to a green economy while creating economic incentives for the use of climate-neutral technologies. Iran is receiving support towards achieving its climate targets in the form of basic and advanced training programmes as well as international knowledge transfer. The project is also preparing planning documents for setting up a sustainable ‘Green Energy Centre of Iran’, which involves measures for know-how transfer and capacity building. The project is taking a train-the-trainer approach to upskilling experts in the public, private and academic sectors as well as finance. Particular attention is being paid to options for incorporating relevant training units into existing academic educational programmes.
State of implementation/results
- In 2020, the Green Energy Center Iran was officially established as a research center. It now operates within the Niroo Research Institute.
- Various workshops and guest lecturers, with experts from Germany took place.
- Due to high demand, an online training offers learning for a broader target group.