Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Certified Expert in Climate & Renewable Energy Finance

4.4 fantastic 11 opinions
Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

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Typology Course
Level Intermediate
Methodology Online
Duration 6 Months
Start Different dates available
Online campus Yes
Delivery of study materials Yes
Support service Yes
Virtual classes Yes
  • Course
  • Intermediate
  • Online
  • Duration:
    6 Months
  • Start:
    Different dates available
  • Online campus
  • Delivery of study materials
  • Support service
  • Virtual classes

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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· What are the objectives of this course?

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.

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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
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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

Course Details

Climate Change is high on the agenda of governments across the world. The structural change of the global energy system is already under way with annual investment in power generation based on renewables at almost the same level as investment in power based on fossil fuels.

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  • Unit 1: Introduction
  • Unit 2: Climate Finance
  • Unit 3: Environmental 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 Modeling and Business Plan Preparation
  • Unit 11: Bringing it All Together-Applying Finance Knowledge in Different Contexts

Additional information

Registration Date Fee

Before January 15, 2020 EUR 1,100
After January 15, 2020 EUR 1,300