Opportunities to advance clean energy are tangible and the need is urgent.
From the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) in United States, which provides hundreds of billions of dollars in Federal support for new infrastructure in clean energy, transportation, and the environment, to the United Nations Loss and Damage Fund designed to rectify systemic injustices faced by the billions of people least responsible for, yet most impacted by the climate crisis, action is being taken globally to advance energy justice.
Despite this urgent need to rapidly develop clean energy projects and policies, the industry is facing a critical gap in knowledge and skills.
That’s where CEED comes in:
There’s no educational or training program equivalent to CEED that will upskill professionals to meet the opportunity created by this massive recognition of and investment in the just energy transition.
Currently, as the clean energy industry grows worldwide, much of the development skills-building happens on the job, with employers creating in-house training modules to bring employees up to speed. Many of those clean energy projects systematically fail to integrate equity in their design and execution, putting them at risk of replicating the environmental and social injustices that energy projects have created in the past.
The CEED Certificate Program strives for achieving equity in the social and economic participation in energy systems, while reducing and remedying social, economic, environmental, and health impacts on those disproportionately or potentially harmed by the way humans produce and consume energy.
Based on a collaborative approach, this program supports professionals that work in regions heavily reliant on oil, coal and natural gas to move towards a clean and equitable energy future.
The CEED program will provide those professionals with knowledge, frameworks, and skills that address the challenges they may encounter during the just energy transition process. Building relationships, networks, and connections are priorities to rethink and develop clean, affordable, and equitable energy systems.
- Are you a working professional looking for opportunities to change energy systems and lead the just energy transition?
- Are you an advocate and community leader motivated by creating job opportunities, protecting your local communities, and promoting equitable energy systems?
- Have you completed the Financing and Deploying Clean Energy (FDCE) certificate program and want to know more about opportunities to collaborate, invest, and promote policies, initiatives, and projects related to the clean energy sector and achieve the just energy transition?
- Are you a policymaker that wants to lead the just energy transition and take advantage of opportunities for change at the local, state, and federal levels?
- Are you looking to understand the role of energy justice and clean energy development within your organization in order to do something for the planet and your community in a time frame that matters?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, CEED is for you.