Become a Player in the Energy Transition

Developed jointly with Schneider Electric and Atelier21, this course introduces participants to the concept of the “energy transition”, defined as the two-pronged movement towards energy sustainability through a shift to renewable energy and a more efficient use of the energy already produced.


SDG7: Affordable and clean energy
SDG9: Industry, innovation, and infrastructure
SDG11: Sustainable cities and communities
SDG12: Responsible consumption and production
SDG13: Climate action
SDG17: Partnerships for the goals
SDG 17: Capacity-building
Sustainable energy production and reduction
energy efficiency
climate action

This course begins by arguing for the importance of this energy transition given the challenges of climate change for human flourishing, and presents a variety of renewable energy solutions that could, and have, contributed to addressing these challenges.

It then moves on to contextualize the issues of the energy transition through various case studies spread out across a wide geographic area, from developed to developing countries.

Finally, it concludes by providing advice and presenting tips on becoming an effective player in this energy transition, including in terms of building effective connections with local and international networks interested in this same issue.

Target Audience

General public and anyone interested in acting for our climate.

Learning Objectives

After having completed this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain how to implement various solutions in the field, develop strategies for saving energy, use energy monitoring tools, and explore new energy technologies;
  • Reduce individual housing carbon footprint through analysis of energy sources and implementing adapted solutions;
  • Understand an energy context and local needs, self-educate, connect with international networks and like-minded individuals interested to play a role in the energy transition;
  • Build relationships with local suppliers of renewable energy.