A new initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), “Empowering People: Advancing Skills and Inclusivity for Clean Energy Transitions”, seeks to highlight critical socio-economic elements of the energy transition that relate to empowering people and promoting just and equitable transitions: skills, inclusivity and workforce development. This initiative aims to convene a dialogue that expands the conversation taking place within existing technology-oriented CEM initiatives, and to develop solutions relevant to those initiatives’ goals. It will bring together relevant people and partners to share best practices between CEM members, companies and partner organisations. This includes providing a platform for underrepresented and marginalised voices – to bring forward novel approaches and diverse perspectives needed to move the needle on achieving a just and equitable transition for a clean energy future. Among its goal, the initiative will highlight different policy mixes to support workers and communities and advocate for inclusiveness and diversity in HR policies.