The Globe Conference is one of the premier Sustainability conferences. For 30 years, it has been held every two years, and this year the 15th edition took place February 10-13. The conference attracted around 1,800 delegates and 400 exhibitors with different perspectives and approaches to Sustainability.
Along with CIET, the Energy Efficiency perspective was represented at the conference by several energy consulting firms, energy monitoring software companies, the commercial real estate industry, and institutional and regulatory participants from the NRC and NRCan.
Here are four key themes from this 15th edition of the conference:
An emphasis on the financing of sustainable projects
Financing would allow the positive effects of sustainable projects to be scaled and accelerated. Energy Efficiency (EE) projects and retrofits certainly fall under this category and can be scaled up by ESCOs and Green Banks
The introduction of the Globe Conference
This new pre-conference session aims to pair cleantech, efficiency and sustainable solutions innovators and start-ups with investors and government representatives
The circular economy as a chief buzzword
The concept of the circular economy seemed to be ever-present at this edition of the conference. Underpinned by a transition to renewable energy sources, the circular models aim to build economic, natural and social capital based on waste and pollution reduction, product life cycles, and the regeneration of natural systems
Attempt to put on a conference that was solutions-oriented
|With the conference participants and exhibitors largely in agreement about both the importance of sustainable initiatives and the urgency to execute them, many of the themes and discussions at Globe attempted to put forward solutions|
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Important COVID-19 Update for CIET Spring 2020 Training Calendar – CIET Goes Virtual!
Last Updated: March 24, 2020, 09:20am
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.
REGISTER FOR VIRTUAL TRAINING TODAY: You can view all these virtual training courses on our calendar!
For now, CIET has taken the decision to defer all in-class courses which cannot be offered virtually, scheduled before June 15, 2020.
If you are NOT registered to a course yet:
We are still taking registrations for all courses (deferred and virtual) and will communicate with registered participants to a deferred course when it becomes possible to offer the training again in person.
Cancellation policy: Should you wish to cancel later, we’ve suspended our cancellation policy and there are no fees for any cancellation effective immediately. This suspension will be effective for all registrations made prior to, at least, April 30, 2020.
If you ARE registered to a deferred course:
Courses offered before June 15, 2020, which cannot be offered virtually, are currently deferred.
For now, we propose keeping the registrations of all participants active and informing you of: (1) new dates as they become possible/available; and (2) our new fall 2020 training dates, which should be announced in May-June. Your registration and payment could then be applied, without additional fees, to any new training session.
Should you still wish to cancel, we’ve 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 soon with an elbow bump!
The CIET Team