UNEP Summer Academy on Sustainable Energy Finance

13 July 2012. The financial industry plays an increasingly important role in shaping the world’s response to climate change and the rapidly increasing global demand for new energy solutions. In order to educate professionals within international financial institutions about these issues, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management offer a Sustainable Energy Finance Summer Academy, 15-20 July 2012, Frankfurt a.M., Germany. 

The course aims to provide decision makers and project developers with a comprehensive framework on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RE/EE) financing projects to meet the necessary understanding and actions for successful investments in clean energy technologies. It is designed to give broad theoretical and practical insights regarding the economics and dynamics of the most significant RE sources, including wind, solar, biomass, and others. Imparted with the basic understandings of the different technologies the course furthermore provides and discusses financing solutions for these investments with a strong emphasis on best practice approaches.

Topics to be covered in both SEF Summer Academies include:

  • Climate change and policy negotiations
  • Sources of financing: public, private and carbon markets
  • Project analysis from RE/EE: Risk identification and allocation, cash flows, and financial modelling
  • Overview and structure of RE/EE project finance: industrialised, transition and developing countries.
  • Trends and markets for sustainable investments
  • Legal issues: Laws, regulations and insurances
  • Carbon Finance: certification and market (CDM, JI)
  • Real-life case study

The course is organized by the Frankfurt School - UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance, a strategic cooperation between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management (Frankfurt School). The Centre is committed to facilitating the necessary structural change of energy supply and use around the globe by helping to catalyse private sector capital flow towards investments in sustainable energy and climate change mitigation and adaptation.

For further information please contact Alicia Rondón-Krummheuer (a.rondon-krummheuer@fs.de) or visit: http://fs-unep-centre.org/events/sustainable-energy-finance-summer-academy-frankfurt-am-germany