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Sep 30 - Nov 25, 2024
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8 weeks
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To avoid the worst effects of climate change, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions need to fall faster than they have risen for over a century. To do so, a collaborative effort has begun between nations and an increasing number of organizations around the world to set emissions reduction goals and accelerate progress toward climate change mitigation targets. At the center of this task lies data-informed analysis, which is crucial in the race to reduce emissions in a rapid, technologically-backed, and cost-effective way.

Finding effective strategies for climate change mitigation through data-informed analysis is essential. And using these insights to make strategic decisions will help secure a healthy future for our planet by supporting a transition toward clean energy systems. If done right, this transition will offer opportunities for economic growth, job creation, and a more sustainable future for us all.


MIT Professional Education’s online course Clean Energy: Technological Change to Meet Emissions Reductions Targets presents a holistic and quantitative picture of climate change solutions—including both hardware and software—to meet emissions reduction targets.

Being deliberate about clean energy technologies plays an essential role in addressing climate change and creating economic opportunities that help support human and ecological well-being.

As participants leverage data to analyze and compare energy systems against climate mitigation goals, they will also strategize about key innovation opportunities for their organizations.

Clean Energy Solutions: Technological Change to Meet Emissions Reduction Targets, with curriculum developed and taught by MIT faculty, is delivered in collaboration with Global Alumni. Contact Global Alumni for more information about this program:

Global Alumni is an ed-tech company that collaborates with institutions to manage enrollments (including all payment services and invoicing), technology, and participant support. 

Learning Outcomes

In the course, you will learn to analyze the scale of the climate change mitigation challenge using current and historical contexts of energy supply and demand technologies. Additionally, you will also gain knowledge in: 

  • Compare energy conversion and storage technologies based on performance metrics such as cost, carbon intensity, and resource limitations.
  • Analyze data on technological change trajectories.
  • Assess a variety of approaches currently taken to model carbon emissions reduction scenarios and the role of energy systems
  • Analyze technological change and optimize technology portfolios for your organization.
Who Should Attend

A wide range of professionals may benefit from this program, including: 

  • Engineers and technical professionals looking to take a data-informed approach to devise climate change mitigation solutions that are informed by an understanding of the role and evolution of various energy technologies.
  • Policy changemakers and advisors at local, national, and international levels who are interested in acquiring data-driven insights into the climate change mitigation opportunities found in clean energy technologies and beyond.
  • R&D, finance, and investment managers R&D seeking insights into how to best optimize their energy-related portfolios through better anticipation of technological breakthroughs in the field.
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