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Sustainable Energy Finance Summer Academy




The role of financial markets in driving the transformation towards a low-carbon climate resilient economy is fundamental to the efficient implementation of global ambitions in the post-Paris Agreement phase. Realising a successful transformation requires thought leaders to understand and critically analyse the key aspects of private capital engagement at various levels and from different sources. The Frankfurt School – UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance (the Centre) is a strategic cooperation between UN Environment and Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.
    The Centre has a long-standing track record in designing, implementing and evaluating climate and renewable energy (RE) finance projects aiming to facilitate private sector investments. One of the Centre’s primary goals is to equip thought leaders with the necessary skills to improve access to clean energy and climate finance in developing and emerging economies. With this in mind, we have the pleasure of inviting you to a complete and unique learning experience: The Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance Summer Academy Programmes.

Learning Target

In this programme, an overview of the different forms of renewable energies and their current global use will be presented: wind, solar biomass, hydro and geothermal. The benefits of Energy Efficiency will also be explained. Moreover, strategies, tools, and methods of RE/EE project finance in different country contexts will be offered. Participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences and to discuss real-life cases.

Target Audience

The Sustainable Energy Finance Summer Academy has a clear finance focus and is aimed at trainees and specialists in the following sectors: Financial institutions (project financiers in RE/EE: asset side, investment banking, microfinance institutions); initiator / fund houses: Private equity or venture capital; plant operators and manufacturers; project developers and engineers; insurance companies; investors: Public and private; advisory professions (law firms, business and tax consultants); academics and researchers. Other experienced professionals are of course welcome to apply to the programme.
(Beginner Level)


Theoretical and practical orientation
All the trainers have extensive experience in the field of sustainable energy finance. Through the course they will provide knowledge with a clear hands-on focus tailored to the needs and realities of developing, emerging and industrialized countries. In order to offer both theoretical and practical expertise the trainers will be comprised of PhD professors and experienced financiers. To deepen the theoretical understanding real-life case studies from different regions and continents will be discussed throughout the presentations. In addition, to facilitate a more tangible experience field trips are planned that will complement the classroom curriculum.

Integrated knowledge
Themes and topics will be delivered via a mixture of lectures, discussions, group work, case studies and, field trips. Each component is carefully designed and led by an expert in the respective field. An experienced facilitator will guide the participants through the programme and will link the topics to each other.

Discussions with relevant stakeholders
The latest developments in financial markets and their impact on sustainable energy finance activities will be the topics of different presentations and panel discussions. Speakers form international finance institutions will provide insights and share views and ideas with the participants, thereby further enriching the programme.


1 week

Customised Programmes

Everything we offer in our range of open seminars can be packaged and delivered as tailormade in-house training programmes for companies and organisations. We will be happy to advise you and create an individual offer on request.

Price advantage of 10% from the 2nd participant per company and seminar date.

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