As facilitators of the economy, financial institutions have a central role in the transformation to low carbon and climate-resilient development. Their responsibility is twofold: greening their portfolios towards Paris compatible financing and investments, and reflecting and integrating climate-related risks into their risk management processes. This gradual process involves harmonising short-term business cycles and investment horizons with systemic and long-term thinking by all actors from the financial sector (e.g. banks, asset managers, insurers, pension funds, investment consultants, regulators, rating agencies). This process is supported by public actors who moderate the structural change required for a transition to climate-resilient economies.
This Certified Expert in Climate Adaptation Finance course at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management provides the basics of finance and investment for assessing the financial viability of investments in adaptation projects. It clusters business models to provide an understanding of the parameters according to the project scale and, for example, revenue models, ownership structure, and value proposition, and will link to the financing perspective. Different investors and intermediaries have very different investment strategies, level of risk appetite, return expectations, and investment horizons. Crowding in the right investor for a project is essential to ensure their long-term involvement and the required scale-up of investment volumes.
What Do We Offer?
- An interactive e-learning course including video lectures, PDF scripts, practical exercises, online tests and case studies.
- A discussion forum for course related issues as well as for exchange of opinions and experiences with your classmates and tutors.
- Personalized support from your e-Campus Team.
- The possibility to achieve a Frankfurt School certificate after passing the final exam or a confirmation of course completion after completing the course.
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Climate change science - What is adaptation?
Climate science meets climate finance
Coping with damages - the natural role of private and public sector actors
Basics of finance and investment with a business model perspective on climate-resilent projects
Barriers to adaptation finance and the role of support frameworks
Building a business case for adaptation
Investment opportunities from the perspective of private financiers
Financing the business model - financial instruments
- Climate resilence and risk metrics and indicators
This course 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).
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- 6 months
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DisciplinesFinance Climate Studies & Meteorology Environmental Economics & Policy View 13 other Short Courses in Finance in Germany
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
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International1550 EUR/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1550 EUR for the full programme during 6 months.
EU/EEA1550 EUR/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1550 EUR for the full programme during 6 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.