Additional Panelists: Finland State Secretary: Ann-Mari Kemell NREL Executive Director: Doug Arent Regardless of the investments we make in clean technology, we cannot meet our energy and climate goals without our most important investment – human capital. We are already experiencing workforce shortages today, and will certainly do so tomorrow as we rapidly expand clean energy deployment if we don’t immediately begin building the energy workforce of the future. In addition, there are young people all over the world that are ambitious, passionate and have a vision and diverse views that can only strengthen the clean energy transition. For all these reasons, our priority is to create opportunities for future clean energy leaders to actively engage in the Global Clean Energy Action Forum (GCEAF). In September, we will launch the first ever Creating the Energy Future Forum (CEFF) – to bring young professionals together with decision-makers in industry, government and civil society to share solutions and explore how young professionals can be part of the clean energy revolution.