Teaching and Learning Materials

  • Renewable Energies for Islands: Towards 100% RES Supply. Proceedings of an international conference held in Chania (Crete, Greece) in June 2001, under the aegis of the International Scientific Council for Island Development (INSULA). [More]
  • Secretariat of the Pacific Community. Web-site providing links with many documents and news items on renewable energy in the Pacific. [More]
  • Small is Working: Technology for Poverty Reduction. Wind generation for rural energy supply, and the use of waste cooking oil for biodiesel oil for powering lorries, are two of the technologies described in this video and accompanying 60-page booklet. Co-production of UNESCO, the Intermediate Technology Group and the Television Trust for the Environment, released in late 2003 to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the publication of E.F. Schumacher’s influential book ‘Small is Beautiful’. [More]
  • Toolkit of Learning and Teaching Materials on Solar Photovoltaics, comprising a technical training manual and a companion volume for teachers. The overall goal of the toolkit is to provide wide-ranging information and training material for the development of solar photovoltaic systems, with special emphasis on their use for domestic purposes in rural areas. Aspects addressed include installation, operation, monitoring and evaluation, management, maintenance, rehabilitation, awareness-raising, advocacy, innovation, policy and planning. [More]
  • UN Atlas of the Oceans. The world’s oceans represent a relatively untapped resource for both hydrocarbons and renewable sources of energy (tidal, wave, thermal, salinity, wind), as described under the Atlas’s ‘Uses’ section. [More]
  • UNESCO Manuals/Text Books on Renewable Energy Technologies. Subjects addressed include maintenance of renewable energy systems, micro-hydroelectricity, biogas technology, water desalination. [More]
  • WEHAB: Framework for Action on Energy. One of five thematic papers on the WEHAB initiative proposed by UN Secretary- General Kofi Annan as a contribution to the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg in 2002. Emphasizes the central role of energy in sustainable development and describing how Energy is essential to progress in the four other priority areas of WEHAB (Water, Health, Agriculture, and Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management). [More]
  • Wiley/UNESCO Energy Engineering Learning Package. Distance learning package, with modules on such topics as energy planning and policy, solar energy, wind energy technology, biomass conversion and technology, ocean thermal energy conversion. [More]
  • Wise Coastal Practices for Sustainable Human Development. Virtual forum (1999-2004) operated by UNESCO’s Coastal Regions and Small Islands (CSI) Platform, which includes postings of experience in promoting renewable energy in small island situations, such as that on Cousin Island in the Seychelles. [More]
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