Building a 3.5kWh DIY Solar Generator – Start to Finish

Building a 3.5kWh DIY Solar Generator – Start to Finish

For local energy transition actors: This video provides an in-depth look at the process involved in collecting and assembling the battery pack along with the choice of components and some testing. For more information including a disclaimer, click the SHOW MORE link below the descriptive text. A follow-up video provides helpful answers to the most […]

UNEP ‘townhall’ on transformative change for business

UNEP ‘townhall’ on transformative change for business

Prof. dr. Derk Loorbach, director of the Dutch Research Institute for Transitions (DRIFT) at Erasmus University Rotterdam will be presenting the recently released GEO for Business brief: Adapt to Thrive: What Transformative Change Means for Business this online townhall on June 8, 2020. The event is being organized against a backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

Leading Sustainable Community Transformation

Leading Sustainable Community Transformation

The power of people to envision sustainable futures and the means to their realization rests with local people led by competent, transformative local leaders that they trust. The three courses making up this specialization offer innovative leadership and technical skills training in a learning environment that respects the inherent complexity of problems. A series of […]

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.; […]