ECCI will build low carbon capacity through professional skills education around the world

Our skills programmes and innovation work will contribute £167m to the global economy and over 900 jobs over the next 10 years*

UK & Europe

From our fully equipped conferencing facility in the heart of Edinburgh and via partnerships with orgnisations like the University of Edinburgh Business School, the Royal Bank of Scotland and the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, ECCI provides specialist low carbon executive education and CPD programmes to delegates from all over the world.

Example Programmes

Low Carbon Entrepreneurship & Investment

Edinburgh, Jan 2012

The first ECCI Low Carbon Entrepreneurship Executive Skills course took place in Edinburgh in January 2012, in partnership with the Royal Bank of Scotland and with leading entrepreneur teachers from MIT and Harvard Universities. This two-day workshop brought together entrepreneurs, investors, senior corporate executives and policy makers from across Europe with some of the world’s leading authorities on the topic of low carbon ventures.

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Low Carbon Economic Policy & Implementation

Edinburgh & London, Feb 2012

A programme designed to allow policy-makers understand how overlapping Government regulations and governance at EU, UK and Scottish levels affects deliver of low carbon outcomes. This programme focusses on Scotland’s world-leading climate change policy framework, implementation programmes and the response from the business and investment communities. The second half of the programme addresses issues from a national UK perspective.

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China

In the last two decades China has rapidly become one of the world's leading economies with GDP increasing at around 10% a year. As development continues to outstrip expectations, China is taking the lead in the clean technology race with a well-documented commitment to low-carbon technologies and innovation. The Edinburgh Centre is working with Chinese parners in industry, academia and policy, with links at both national and provincial level. 

Following the delivery of the Low Carbon Economic Policy & Implementation programme for the delegation of National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) officials, ECCI's training expertise has been sought for follow up programmes in China, with policy makers and industry officials seeking support to develop local emissions trading schemes in support of China's five year reduction plan.

Example Programmes

Low Carbon Economic Policy & Implementation

Edinburgh & London, Feb 2012

A programme designed to allow policy-makers understand how overlapping Government regulations and governance at EU, UK and Scottish levels affects deliver of low carbon outcomes. This programme focusses on Scotland’s world-leading climate change policy framework, implementation programmes and the response from the business and investment communities. The second half of the programme addresses issues from a national UK perspective.

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Renmin University of China

August 2011

Then Centre delivered the first of many planned specialist executive training programmes in Renmin, China.  The Carbon Management & Finance Executive Education programme attracted a high-quality cohort, including participants from law firms, environmental consultancies, Standard Life, the United Nations, Greenpeace, Climate Change Capital and a number of other Venture Capital firms.

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India

India has had rapid economic growth after opening up its economy in 1991 and the Indian economy is expected to rise by more than 7.5 percent in calendar year 2013. India has an opportunity to ‘leapfrog’ carbon intensive technologies for better, cleaner technologies as it develops. ECCI is currently working with local partners in India to devlop and deliver low carbon skills training, in particular via online channels.

 

Central & South America

While China and India often draw the most attention in discussions of emerging economic markets, tame inflation and growing domestic demand in Latin America makes investments in Brazil, Mexico and elsewhere mean these countries too have an opportunity to ‘leapfrog’ carbon intensive technologies for better, cleaner technologies as they rapidly develop.

ECCI is currently activiely exploring partnerships in Mexico, Brazil and Peru to develop and deliver low carbon skills training.

 * Biggar Econommic (2009)