The program is aimed at young clean energy and climate change leaders from the Global South.
The Jackson Institute announced today the launch of a new fellowship program aimed at developing a network of young emerging clean energy and climate change leaders from the Global South.
The Yale Emerging Climate Leaders Fellowship will offer an opportunity for 16 future leaders in the clean energy and climate change field from emerging and developing countries to broaden their technical skills, deepen their professional networks, and exchange views with top global clean energy and climate change leaders.
This eight-month, three-module program, which will be run annually, begins with an in-person orientation week at Yale University, followed by five months of remote “learning journeys” on specific clean energy and climate themes, and rounded out with a closing week in Paris in partnership with the International Energy Agency (IEA).
“This is a great opportunity to bring together a diverse group of talented young clean energy and climate leaders from emerging countries,” said Paul Simons, a retired U.S. ambassador and Senior Fellow at Yale’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, who will oversee the new program. “Fellows will have the opportunity to network with top global experts from Yale, the IEA, and other top institutions in the clean energy and climate space.”
“This is an exciting initiative that focuses on the key role of emerging countries with respect to implementing the goals of the Paris Agreement,” said Sue Biniaz, Senior Fellow at Jackson and a longtime U.S. climate negotiator.
“We’re delighted that Yale has chosen to frame this initiative around the IEA’s Net Zero Scenario and other analysis from the world’s leading authority on how to tackle our energy and climate challenges,” said Fatih Birol, the executive director of the IEA.
The Emerging Climate Leaders Fellowship program will be based out of the Yale International Leadership Center (ILC) at Yale’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. “We’re excited to host the new climate fellowship at the ILC, which will build on the strengths of our landmark Yale World Fellows Program,” said Emma Sky, the Center’s founding director.
For more information on how to nominate a candidate, or to apply directly for the program, please visit the website.