Daily Course Evaluation
Overall and Administration Evaluation

International Workshop on Energy System-wide Analysis of Net Zero Pathways

Date: April 20, 2022 – April 22, 2022
Location: Virtual Event

Application Deadline for Nominee(s) of Invited IAEA Member States: March 7, 2022


The International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA's) Planning and Economic Studies Section is helping Member States strengthen their capabilities to elaborate sustainable energy strategies and identify the potential role for energy technologies, including nuclear power. For this purpose, the Planning and Economic Studies Section has developed a set of analytical tools and methodologies for integrated energy planning, which are being used by more than 130 countries for their energy studies.

The Net Zero World Initiative was launched by the US Governmentat the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) and aims to accelerate global energy system decarbonization by partnering with specific countries to create highly tailored, actionable technology road maps and investment strategies that put net zero within reach.

Appropriate methodologies and tools are needed to conduct the necessary assessments for developing national and sub-national plans, respecting national specifics and country-driven contributions to global energy and climate related goals.

This event will bring together representatives of countries participating in the Net Zero World Initiative and experts from invited international organizations to present and discuss data requirements, processes, tools and methodologies, and capacity building assistance needed for development of national plans, roadmaps, or strategies towards net-zero energy systems. The IAEA will introduce capacity building program, tools and methodologies, and support available to Member States to assess/compare various energy system development paths, delivering on the efforts needed to reduce planet-warming emissions.

The training will be conducted as virtual /online event. It will consist of online sessions: a series of presentations will be delivered by Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), the Net Zero World Initiative, IAEA staff members, Member States' representatives and invited organizations, followed by discussion on pathways for design of country-driven plans and advancement of transformative net zero actions.

Instructions on conducting the virtual event will be communicated in advance to qualified participants.


The purpose of the event is to share experience on energy system-wide analyses conducted to inform decision making on national plans for climate change mitigation; to present tools and assistance available through the IAEA and the Net Zero World Initiative to help countries accelerate the transition to inclusive, resilient and net zero emissions energy systems; and to discuss how best to support countries interested in conducting comprehensive energy system analyses and identifying alternative development paths.

This event is the first step of a capacity building process during which participating countries will apply various energy system assessment models to assess and compare cost-effective energy technologies, including nuclear power, and their potential role in achieving net zero energy systems.