PhD Summer School on Urban Climate Finance in the Global North and South 17-30 September 2016 – Frankfurt am Main

2016-09-17 to 2016-09-30

Green Finance: Overcoming Barriers to Low Carbon Investments

Organized by Climate-KIC

PhD Summer School on Urban Climate Finance in the Global North and South

17-30 September 2016 – Frankfurt am Main


Cities are the nexus for climate action. An annual incremental $0.4 trillion to $1.1 trillion investments will be necessary to set cities worldwide on a low-carbon and resilient development path. This challenge will have to be faced simultaneously by both developed and emerging countries, recognising their very different contexts and capabilities. Explore in our Summer School how these barriers to climate finance vary and how lock-in effects can be overcome. During the two-week programme, you will develop an action plan for relevant stakeholders in the field - and differentiate between the challenges in the global north and the global south.

Frankfurt, Germany, is the ideal location to learn about the role of the financial sector in the green transition towards a low carbon society. 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 !