Month: May 2020

Modular and Scalable Microgrids in the New Energy Landscape

This webinar will de-mystify modular and scalable microgrids and how business models like Energy-as-a-Service allow organizations to benefit from them. Interest in microgrids has been growing due to their ability to keep providing power during natural disasters, improve efficiency, and integrate renewables into fuel mixes. In the U.S, installed capacity is expected to more than […]

Introduction to Sustainable Finance

The Strategic Alliance on Green Bond Market Development in G20 Emerging Economies (STA), a partnership between Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) are pleased to present this new e-learning course on Sustainable Finance. Designed primarily for participants from government agencies, […]

Business and Financial Modeling Specialization

Offered by Wharton Online, this specialization delivers the following 5 courses: Fundamentals of Quantitative Modeling; Introduction to Spreadsheets and Models; Modeling Risks and Realities; Decision-Making and Scenarios; and Wharton Business and Financial Modeling Capstone. It responds to a growing need for business and financial modelling expertise by government agencies, nongovernmental organizations and private companies seeking […]

Upcycling: From Green Ideas to Starting a Business

Upcycling: From Green Ideas to Starting a Business

Developed by Minca Ventures Ltd, this online course offers participants a unique opportunity to learn key concepts of upcycling and their application to real-life practice. They will explore how to start upcycling, understand the link between upcycling and the Sustainable Development Goals, and become familiar with successful case study examples. The learning environment: encourages participants […]

Environmental and Social Licences for Mining Projects in India: Assessing Regulatory Gaps and Prospects for Reform

Environmental and Social Licences for Mining Projects in India: Assessing Regulatory Gaps and Prospects for Reform

UBC’s Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) is organizing a virtual conversation on “the regulatory regime for post-leasing mining licenses in India, with respect to environmental and social licenses to operate.” The event is being convened as part of the on-going cross-campus seminar series on Mining and Minerals Extraction in a New Global Landscape, […]

Rethinking Renewable Energy with Professor Susan Krumdieck

Rethinking Renewable Energy with Professor Susan Krumdieck

Professor Susan Krumdiek, founder of the Transition Engineering movement, was recently interviewed by Jordan and Antoinette of Happy Films. She is the thought leader and source of inspiration for a growing interdisciplinary community of practitioners and sustainability advocates working to downshift contemporary society’s exposure to fossil fuel supply and climate change risks. In her view, […]

Transitions towards new economies? A transformative social innovation perspective

Transitions towards new economies? A transformative social innovation perspective

Drawing on case studies of 12 innovation initiatives, this article offers eye-opening analyses of “…how these [initiatives] relate to new economies and to transitions toward new economic arrangements.” For more information on transformative social innovation, get in touch with the drift expert, Flor Avelino. Authors: Avelino, F.; Dumitru, A.; Longhurst, N.; Wittmayer, J.; Hielscher, S.; […]

Social Innovation in Rural Areas

Social Innovation in Rural Areas

On this course, participants learn what social innovation is, how it can best be supported and where innovation efforts should be concentrated. The course focuses specifically on the challenges facing rural areas. It offers a solid introduced to a range of approaches for taking action on social innovation initiatives as in an exploratory process that […]

Animal Viruses: Their Transmission and the Diseases They Produce

Animal Viruses: Their Transmission and the Diseases They Produce

In this free 6-week online course, you will learn about animal viruses that affect pets, birds, sheep, cattle, swine and horses, and produce important diseases. These animal diseases may cause huge economic losses to farmers and severe emotional distress to animal owners. They may even be transmitted to humans, posing important questions about their spread […]

Planning for Climate Change in African Cities

Planning for Climate Change in African Cities

This Course on Planning for Climate Change in African Cities provides the foundation for understanding cities’ exposure and sensitivity to climate change, and how cities can manage these impacts in the face of growing uncertainty. It does so by introducing the basic concepts of urban resilience and adaptation, by using illustrative case studies in different […]