BD2050 has a broad user base with varying experience in energy and development sectors. We acknowledge that not all our users will have the same skills in analysing, understanding and making use of the 2050 outputs. Therefore, different versions of the model were created to cater for the varying skills of our users; e.g. Web-tool and App to explore various pathways while Excel is for developing an alternative model or creating another BD2050. To complement the different versions we have developed a multi-part, self-paced course. We would recommend our users to start from the introductory course but you can skip sections or topics already familiar to you.

Course objectives

On completion of the course a learner will be able to:

  • Gain an appreciation for sustainable low-carbon development;
  • Acquire an understanding of the fundamentals of low-horizon scenario-based models;
  • Gain an understanding of the structure and modelling assumptions of BD2050;
  • Analyse and interpret 2050 pathways;
  • Identify factors of energy systems and infrastructures necessary for developing scenarios; and
  • Develop skills in creating new models based on BD2050.

Course materials

Introduction and course outline

Long-horizon energy modelling

BD2050: Bangladesh Energy, Emissions and Food Pathways

BD2050: Demand side assumptions

BD2050: Supply side models

BD2050: Example scenarios

BD2050: Tools