A bit of advertisement today, but for a good cause! The Transnational Institute (TNI) proposes a (free) 6 weeks online course to learn and share with people working on energy transitions around the world. It's gonna be from November 02 to December 14, 2016. Click HERE to join!
WHY such an online course?
Responding to climate change requires radical rethinking of our energy systems. But what should these changes look like – in politics, in economics and in our lives?
Movements globally are developing visions and solutions for a fairer energy future. A First Nation community in Alberta is installing solar panels while resisting tar sands extraction. The residents of a housing estate in London are rejecting an enforced switch to more expensive, privatised heating. The National Union of Metalworkers in South Africa is working out a just transition strategy. German cities are re-municipalising energy supply. We know there’s no one answer. Focusing solely on small-scale renewable energy projects won’t provide the scale of transformation needed and doesn’t redistribute political power. Yet large-scale renewables – like Desertec in the Sahara or proposed mega-dams in the Cordillera region of the Philippines – can become tools of colonial or extractivist exploitation. In struggles about energy, trade unions, frontline communities, and democratic energy enterprises are also sites of knowledge.
We are running a pilot online peer learning course to:
How to sign up?
Please fill out this form. To accommodate busy schedules, we will try to confirm your place in the week starting 3 October if you filled out your form before then, but the form will stay open after too.
The description of the course has been provided by TNI. Please find more information HERE and contact TNI for inquiries.