Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment

PhD summer school on Green Finance: Overcoming barriers to low-carbon investments

Date: 18 September 2016 - 30 September 2016
Location: Frankfurt, Germany

Significant investments are necessary to implement the COP 21 goal of limiting global warming to 2°C. Given the ongoing urbanisation, it will be especially important to invest in low-carbon emission infrastructure in cities in order to substantially reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. Policy makers and cities are thus facing a demanding task for the next decades. Explore in our Summer School how barriers to climate finance and lock-in effects can be overcome. During the two-week programme, you will develop an action plan for relevant stakeholders in the field. Frankfurt, Germany, is the ideal location to learn about the role of the financial sector in the green transition of Europe’s economy. You will be at one of the financial centres in Europe which is home to the European Central Bank and other large international financial institutions. Turn your research into practice in one of Europe’s leading places on Finance innovation!


The PhD Summer School in Frankfurt will be organised in close cooperation with local authorities. They will present you with a real-life challenge related to climate finance. Benefit from the latest knowledge on climate finance and transition theory delivered by international high-level speakers. Work together with like-minded PhD students and generate innovative ideas which might become the solutions of tomorrow for cities all around the world.

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