WEO Week: How can social and economic dimensions be core elements of transitions?

Online training

Background information

The IEA is a major international authority when it comes to energy statistics. It has developed and introduced methods for gathering, collating and analysing energy-related data over the last 40 years and produces the most complete datasets globally. In many respects, the IEA sets standards for monitoring and reporting energy statistics and the training it offers on methods and tools is the most relevant, comprehensive and internationally recognised.

IEA’s credentials – why learn with us?

Energy statistics are the foundation for developing sound national energy policies as they reveal where interventions are required and what opportunities are available. The pressures and complexities of international energy markets and the imperatives of global issues such as climate change, means that countries need to understand and conform to international conventions in monitoring and reporting. The job of an energy statistician is more complex than ever before and requires the ability to ensure the quality, consistency and compatibility of energy data.

Why is this topic important?

The course provides participants with the essential definitions, methods and tools for developing comprehensive national energy balances and reporting on a wide range of energy parameters. Participants will be able to define clearer requirements for energy reporting in their country based on international standards, fill out the IEA energy questionnaires which constitute the basis for the official IEA statistics publications, and better communicate with their peers internationally.

This course is focused on how to develop and improve national energy statistics specifically, and therefore will not cover energy technologies, general statistics, econometrics or forecasting training.

What will participants gain?

The course is principally targeted at statisticians in central government and government agencies as well as statisticians and analysts in the energy industry, including regulators, fuel suppliers, utilities companies and trade associations.

All courses will be delivered in English and interpretation will not be available. Therefore, a good level of the English language is required in order to benefit fully from the course.

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In addition to the training weeks, the Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies Programme hosts open access, self-paced online training courses in Energy Efficiency Indicators: Fundamentals of Statistics and Essentials for Policymaking. The Energy Efficiency Indicators online training courses complement the training weeks by sharing methods and best practices in the development of energy efficiency indicators and the use of indicators for implementing more effective policy.

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