The global transition to renewable energy is gaining momentum, and cities and local governments are at the forefront of this movement.
However, the transition to renewable energy is not easy and requires moving forward collaboratively with businesses, governments, and the public. Municipal leaders need to be equipped with practical knowledge to work effectively in partnerships across sectors.
Now in its third year, the 30-hour course is designed for local government staff, elected officials, researchers, and individuals from the private sector and civil society organizations concerned about their energy future.
By highlighting foundational first actions, this interdisciplinary course will help provide the knowledge and perspective needed to confidently lead a municipal-level renewable energy transition.
The course covers a range of inter-related topics, including:
the global context for renewable energy transitions;
energy efficiency in buildings;
renewable energy literacy;
communicating with and engaging stakeholders, and,
resources for continued learning.
The course will be moderated by Andrea Reimer who served three terms on Vancouver City Council and as a director of Metro Vancouver Regional District, including as the vice-chair of the Climate Action Committee.