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  • 6 months
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Overview

Nationally determined contributions (NDCs) were key to adopting the 2015 Paris Agreement, which outlines national goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and identifies financial needs for mitigation and adaptation efforts. Most mitigation and adaptation contributions outlined in the NDCs of developing countries are based upon receiving international support. While support from the international community has addressed some capacity gaps, many conditional NDCs of low-income countries have finance, capacity-building, and technological needs. Recipient countries are hindered by the lack of accurate monitoring of climate finance flows, which prevents them from making more informed decisions about planning, prioritization, allocation of climate change resources, and measuring and evaluating progress.

The Certified Expert in Financing NDCs (CEFNDC) is an online course that addresses this knowledge gap and provides a comprehensive overview of the different facets of NDC contributions and the resulting financing implications. This course is based on Frankfurt School’s extensive experience in international practical project and advisory work as well as education programs in the area of climate change and finance.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    This course starts twice a year, in March and in September

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 6 months
    Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      The course takes approx. 6 months assuming 3-4 hours of self-study per week.

  • Credits
    3 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

  • Introduction – Linking science, policy and finance
  • Different perspectives on financing NDCs
  • Mitigation contributions of NDCs
  • Adaptation contributions of NDCs
  • Financing implications of commitments
  •  Bringing it all together (Case Studies)

Audience

Experts and professionals from the climate and development finance community (incl. Development Banks, Funds, IGOs, NGOs, Int. cooperation), and policymakers and all other interested individuals.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    750 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 750 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
  • EU/EEA

    750 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 750 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
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Early bird discount of EUR 150 for participants registering by:

  • January 15, for the March Intake
  • July 15, for the September Intake

Living costs for Frankfurt am Main

  • 941 - 1520 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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