Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Certified Expert in Climate and Renewable Energy Finance

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Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
  • Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

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Typology Course
Methodology Online
Duration 6 Months
Start 01/03/2019
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This e-learning course is developed and implemented jointly with the Frankfurt School - UNEP Collaborating Cente.

The Paris Agreement marks the beginning of a new era with the focus shifting from finding a consensus on the common goals to realising jointly agreed goals. “Making finance flows consistent with a pathway towards low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development” (Article 2 c of the Paris Agreement) will require a significant increase in funding – with new instruments and approaches required to mobilize a broad range of investors and to achieve scalability in financing climate action. Financing the global energy transition will be one key building block.

Decreasing prices for renewables combined with increasing regulatory risk for traditional fossil fuels make Renewable Energy (RE) more competitive and attractive for commercial investors.

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Starts Location
01 Mar 2019
01 Sep 2019
Starts 01 Mar 2019
01 Sep 2019

Frequent Asked Questions

· What are the objectives of this course?

This course will help you to understand two different perspectives on financing climate and RE projects: firstly, why markets alone might fundamentally not be able to trigger investment in a way that environmental issues are appropriately taken into account and which policy instruments are available to correct these so-called “market failures”. Secondly, the project perspective of investors or financiers confronted with the specifics of RE and EE financing including but not limited to dealing with the specific risk profile of capital intense business models in an often policy and regulation driven market. Understanding both perspectives and the interlinkage is key to policy design and investment decisions in the years to come.

· Who is it intended for?

This course has a clear focus on finance and is suitable for both public and private sector practitioners, including entrepreneurs, project developers, private investors, initiator/fund houses, international development finance consultants and managers, plant operators and manufacturers, engineers and advisory professionals (e.g. law firms, business and tax consultants). Other interested parties, such as academics in relevant fields, are of course also welcome to register to the course. The course aims to explain the specifics of climate and renewable energy finance. Pre-experience in (mainstream) banking and finance is therefore helpful but not required. Participants without basic knowledge in finance should accommodate for additional study time. Furthermore, proficient knowledge in English is required as well as access to high speed internet.

· Requirements

English Proficiency / Reliable Internet Connection.

· What marks this course apart?

This programme offers you the flexibility to study whenever you want, wherever you are. We deliver contents that will help you to immediately in enhancing not only your daily job but also the performance of your institution.


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Ruel Edwards
5.0 13/10/2018
What I would highlight: The Course was delivered using a virtual network but was very interactive with videos, forum and regular emails coming from the tutors. The Content in my view was suitable for individuals who were new to the Climate Finance industry as very little technical language was used. I was extremely impressed with the structure of the course. I was introduced to the the basics of the Climate problem, the way in which climate financing evolved and the current status and challenges.
What could be improved: The Course could have dealt with some more in-depth analysis of renewable energy projects especially within Small Islands context.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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German Horacio Pinasco
4.0 10/09/2018
What I would highlight: The range of topics that were included. Its a perfect introductory course in climate and renewable energy finance.
What could be improved: It could also include smart cities, agriculture or infrastructure. Those areas would be important in the field of sustainable development and climate change.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
Samuel Njoroge
4.0 28/10/2017
What I would highlight: My studies at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management taking the Certified Expert in Climate & Renewable Energy Finance course was a great experience. The concise lectures that were well articulated and the support from e-Campus team made learning fun and engaging. More so the eye-opening on global issues on climate change, renewable energy and finance thereof is truly precious. The ultimate knowledge gained is invaluable and worth the time and effort. I am already applying this knowledge in my work in international development finance. Thank you all for making it happen.
What could be improved: Nothing.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
Sofi Hinchliffe
5.0 27/10/2017
What I would highlight: Overall, the course was excellently organized, well managed and gave a great insight into the different types of finance available for climate and renewable energy projects. As someone without a finance background, I found the first few units were a very useful introduction to the topics of climate finance and environmental economics, making the later units easier to follow. The format of the online course with short tests at the end of each unit made it easier to stick to the proposed deadlines and keep up with the work. Trainers were always quick to respond to any questions raised by participants and this engagement really made the learning process easier. The online platform was easy to use and the forums provided a great space for discussions on course material.
What could be improved: Nothing.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
Nikolaos Karyadis
4.0 18/09/2017
What I would highlight: Fairly extensive course with a good balance between historical background, policy and finance related topics with regards to Climate and Renewable Energy.
What could be improved: 1. Introducing some mandatory deadlines (e.g. passing certain units, etc.) earlier in the term could be beneficial. 2. I would like to have seen a little bit more hands on financial modelling and possibly a bit less theory on policy, etc.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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What you'll learn on the course

Renewable Energy
Climate and Renewable Energy
Climate Finance
Enviornmental Economics
Climate Politics
Business Plan
Financial Modelling

Teachers and trainers (1)

Barbara Drexler
Barbara Drexler
Programme Director

Course programme

Certified Expert in Climate and Renewable Energy Finance


  • Unit 1: Introduction
  • Unit 2: Climate Finance
  • Unit 3: Enviornmental Economics
  • Unit 4: International Climate Politics
  • Unit 5: sources of Financing and Available Instruments
  • Unit 6: Basics of Renewable Energy Technologies and their Role in the Overall Energy Mix.
  • Unit 7: Renewable Energy Finance and the Role of Project Finance
  • Unit 8: Financing Energy Efficiency Projects
  • Unit 9: Public Support Instruments to Facilitate Climate Friendly Investments
  • Unit 10: Financial Modelling and Business Plan Preparation
  • Unit 11: Bringing it All Together - Applying Finance Knowledge in Different Contexts


Courses start on 1st March and 1st September.

Registrations open on 1st Dec and 1st June.

Early bird discount till 15th January and 15th july.

Choose between receiving a confirmation of course completion after successfully finishing the course or a Frankfurt School Certification after successfully passing the final examination

Additional information

Various discounts available

1100 Euros (early bird discount)
1300 Euros (full price discount)