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Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Expert in Climate Adaptation Finance Certified

Sep 1, 2019—Feb 29, 2020
EUR 1300 ≈USD 1442

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Climate change will have a profound impact on countries and economies. Businesses, small and large, are affected; investors face increased risks, something also observed by the insurance industry.

Governments are required to respond too, and do so in different ways: they provide adaptation planning and some (often public) infrastructure, but they also play a key role in providing a policy environment that facilitates the response measures by all stakeholders in the economy. Essential for this course is that most of these response measures – adaptation measures - require investment. There is a tremendous spectrum from small enterprises to corporates up to larger private or public infrastructure projects seeking climate adaptation finance.

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Course Objectives

This course will help you to understand the many facets of, and perspectives on, climate adaptation finance – which is not and shall not be limited to grant funding. An overview of how financing typically takes place in different adaptation related projects will form the basis for discussions about why finance is flowing towards adaptation projects in some cases whereas in other situations commercial adaptation investment is inhibited. The different perspectives of businesses, investors and policy makers on adaptation will be given. This will support the participants to reflect on appropriate policy interventions to facilitate adaptation and to identify funds from various sources available to implement required measures globally.

At the end of the course, the knowledge gained will be applied to a number of real world examples of adaptation projects.

Unit 1: Introduction

Unit 3: Adaptation: A Stakeholder Overview

Unit 5: Fundamentals and Sources of Finance

Unit 7: The Business Perspective of Adaptation Finance

Unit 9: The Insurance Perspective on Adaptation Finance

Unit 2: Defining Adaptation: The many Faces of Climate Adaptation

Unit 4: International Climate Politics

Unit 6: Overcoming Barriers to Adaptation Finance

Unit 8: The Investors' Perspective on Adaptation Finance

Unit 10: The Role of Adaptation in the Overall Policy Mix

Unit 11: Real-World Case Analysis

Who should attend

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). 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 many facets of, and perspectives on, climate adaptation finance. Pre-experience in (mainstream) banking and finance is therefore helpful but not required.


Silvia Kreibiehl is Head of the Frankfurt School - UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance (the Centre) at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. In her role as Head of the Centre Ms. Kreibiehl has overall responsibility for all international Frankfurt Schoo...
Prof. Dr. Ulf Moslener arbeitet zu den Themen Ökonomik des Klimawandels und Finanzierung klimafreundlicher Energiesysteme. Er ist Wissenschaftlicher Leiter des UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate and Sustainable Energy Finance. Geboren 1972 in Dortmund und aufgewachsen in Düsseldorf studierte ...

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Sep 1, 2019—Feb 29, 2020
EUR 1300 ≈USD 1442

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