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Climate Compatible Growth, together with a variety of international partners and universities, has created free, open-source courses hosted online by the Open University and in collaboration with the OpTIMUS community.

Each module is composed of detailed lecture slides or webpages explaining the theory behind the tools, hands-on exercises for learning how to use the tools, an assessment through quizzes, and a certificate on completion. The Climate Compatible Growth OpenLearn Collection provides all the necessary materials for anyone to learn how to use the various tools and build capacity in partner countries to address the fundamentals of planning for climate compatible growth such as:

  • Setting up basic energy (and by implication key greenhouse gas) statistics
  • Understanding energy supply and demand investments. (Where demand includes sectors such as transport, industry (of all sectors) to support growth
  • Producing roadmaps for electrifying households (to enable access to health, education, clean cooking and other development services)
  • Understanding cross-sectoral impacts and interdependencies or resource use, infrastructure and supply chains
  • The financial appraisal of new transport and energy infrastructure

The courses can be supplemented by Joint Summer School on Modelling Tools for Sustainable development and the Energy Modelling Platform for Africa.

OLCreate: Climate Compatible Growth

OnSSET/The Global Electrification Platform ( (2023 update)

Energy and Flexibility Modelling: OSeMOSYS & FlexTool ( (2023 update)
Mac OS

FinPlan (Financial planning of energy infrastructure) and investment pipelines ( (2023 update) Windows

Energy Demand Projections with MAED (Model for Analysis of Energy Demand) ( (2023 update)

Creating and Assessing an Energy Balance with EBS (Energy Balance Studio) ( (2023 update)

Introduction to CLEWS (Climate, land-use, energy and water systems) ( (2023 update)

Infrastructure and Climate Resilience ( (2023 update):

Agent-based energy systems modelling: MUSE ( (2023 update):

Modelling, Policy, and Political Economy ( (2023 new course)

Versión en Español

Climate Compatible Growth Junio 2022 – Versión en Español

OnSSET/Plataforma Global de Electrificación (Junio 2022)


Modelización de la energía y la flexibilidad: OSeMOSYS & FlexTool (Windows)


Modelización de la energía y la flexibilidad: OSeMOSYS & FlexTool (MAC)


Análisis financiero de proyectos del sector eléctrico mediante el modelo FinPlan


Evaluación de la demanda de energía y escenarios: MAED y EBS


Introducción a los CLEWs


Accessing the courses on the Open Learn Collection

The guidance on how to access the courses, see the following video:


The tracks have been developed in partnership with the following organizations:

  • UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs
  • International Atomic Energy Agency
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • The World Bank Group
  • OpTIMUS Community of practice
  • Imperial College London
  • Simon Fraser University
  • University of Oxford
  • ESMAP (Energy Sector Management Assistance Program)
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Loughborough University
  • The Open University