Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Environment is offering a 12-week online professional development course from April 6 – June 28, 2020, entitled Renewable Energy Transition Strategies: Practical Innovations for Urban Areas.
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;
- sustainable transportation;
- 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. Please register at.