This past week, CIET attended the 2018 Globe Forum, one of the pre-eminent conferences on sustainability and sustainable business.
The Forum is held once every two years in Vancouver, and is one of the largest Sustainability conferences in the world. It covers a range of topics, including energy efficiency, climate change, environmental conservation, and clean tech. At this 14th edition of the conference, there were roughly 1,800 delegates and around 120 exhibitors.
Due to the nature of the conference and accessibility of the subject matter to serve a variety of purposes, there are many attendees from different spectrums with an interest in sustainability, including the public sector, industrial and commercial companies, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs and NGO groups.
The conference sessions occurred over three days, and were principally centered on the following themes: Business and Competitiveness, Cities and Infrastructure, Energy and Technology, Materials and Resources, Finance and Investment, Policy and Trade.
The Forum also saw the Government of Canada introduce the Low Carbon Economy Challenge. The idea behind the challenge is to leverage Canadian ingenuity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and generate clean growth in support of Canada’s clean growth and climate action plan, the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change.
There was a lot of discussion around what skills the Canadian workforce will need in a new low-carbon economy. One of the core skills needed will be energy management, as the ability to use energy efficiently is one of the easiest and most logical ways to operate both cost-effectively and with low-carbon intensity.
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Important COVID-19 Update for CIET Spring 2020 Training Calendar – CIET Goes Virtual!
Last Updated: April 21, 2020
The entire CIET team has been working hard recently to provide new training options for you through virtual real-time classrooms considering the current situation. This will allow everyone to continue accessing CIET training in a safe manner, which protects both our participants and our trainers. You can register for these virtual courses in confidence, knowing that they will provide the same quality of training that you expect from CIET. These real-time training sessions will be available to all participants across Canada.
You can find more information about CIET’s virtual training approach:
You can postpone your registration to a future session if desired, though we cannot yet determine how long the COVID-19 crisis will last. Indications from governments seem to indicate that isolation and travel restrictions might last for longer than we would like. For now, we propose keeping the registrations of all participants active. We will inform you of new dates as they become possible/available, including our new Fall 2020 training dates, which should be announced in May-June. Should you wish to cancel later, we have suspended our cancellation policy and there are no fees for any cancellation effective immediately.
Through all these measures, CIET hopes to provide as much flexibility as possible to training participants while respecting its commitments to other participants, trainers and partners, as well as public health recommendations.
We thank you very much for your trust and collaboration and look forward to welcoming you in our virtual classrooms!
The CIET Team