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School of Transnational Governance

Becoming an All-round Net-Zero Investor: Integrating Climate Finance, Technology and Policy

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Palazzo Buontalenti


2.900 €

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Programme Description

The transition to net zero is well under way, building on important national and international evolutions in the fields of climate policy, technology, and finance. In recent years, strong net zero commitments have been made by global finance players. Record amounts of investment money have been made available, both for low-carbon innovation and in deployment of low-carbon assets. It is now of the essence to mount sufficient projects.

In order to be able to support this acceleration of low-carbon investments, climate finance practitioners who can practically mount projects and integrate technological and policy considerations into their activities, are urgently required. There is a real need for practitioners who can provide joined-up thinking and cut across silos for the implementation of net zero commitments. A new generation of net zero investors needs a detailed understanding of the technological and policy risks of the funds they are setting up. Policymakers must design policies that trigger private investment and advance technological innovation. Innovators need financial and policy instruments to scale up rapidly.

There is a lack of experts who are comfortable in all three domains, being able to connect the dots and think creatively about the challenges and the obstacles at hand. Such experts could act as changemakers in their enterprises, institutions, and organisations and act as a catalyst for the transition to net zero.

The participants of the training will receive a certificate of attendance from the EUI School of Transnational Governance.

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Duration and schedule

Day 1: Climate Policy

Day 2: Carbon Markets

Day 3: Climate Finance

Day 4: Climate Technology

Day 5: Master Class


Learning outcomes

By the end of this programme, the participants will be able to:

  • Structure a climate investment, integrating technological, policy, and financial considerations;
  • Identify business opportunities in climate policy, including through carbon markets;
  • Outline a path to technological and commercial maturity for a given low carbon innovation;
  • Defend a bankable project and/or equity investment in front of an investment committee or public funding body.


Learning methods

  • Co-teaching with expert instructors active in the field and EUI instructors;
  • Case studies analysis;
  • Peer-to-peer learning with other participants coming from a diverse background of financial, technological, and policy circles;
  • Active exchange in interactive training sessions and group work;
  • Mock investment committee presentation.


Information for applicants

  • The in-person training course will take place in Florence at the EUI campus in Florence, Italy. Registrants who are selected will be expected to be present on the days of the training.
  • The programme will include 32 hours of in-session training not including lunches or coffee breaks.
  • The course instructors will assign pre-training readings that will require approximately 6-10 hours to read.
  • Accepted participants that successfully complete the training course will receive a certificate of attendance from the EUI’s School of Transnational Governance.


Who should attend

Ideal candidates for this training are young professionals who are active in one of the three main disciplines - policy, finance, or technology - who want to actively contribute to mounting deployment and innovation projects and who want to broaden their focus and deepen their understanding of the challenges from the viewpoint of the other disciplines.

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Guest speakers

  • Portrait picture of Peter Martin Vis

    Peter Martin Vis

    Project Associate

    School of Transnational Governance

  • Portrait picture of Laura Iozzelli

    Laura Iozzelli

    Research Fellow

    School of Transnational Governance

  • Christopher Hurst

    Senior Visiting Fellow

    School of Transnational Governance

  • Portrait picture of Ingo Ramming

    Ingo Ramming

    Head of Carbon Markets


  • Portrait picture of Peter Coveliers

    Peter Coveliers

    Head Institutional Business Development

    European Investment Fund

  • Portrait picture of Linda Zeilina

    Linda Zeilina


    International Sustainable Finance Centre (ISFC)

  • Portrait picture of Jules Besnainou

    Jules Besnainou

    Executive Director

    Cleantech for Europe

  • Zoran Stanic

    Head of Innovation Fund Unit

    European Investment Bank (EIB)


Fee 2.900 €

Affiliation price 2.465 € [ -15%]

The affiliation discount (15%) applies for NGO staff, national civil servants and EU officials (from EU institutions and bodies), international organisations, as well as EUI alumni, and former paying participants of STG courses.

The lunches and coffee breaks during the residential part of the programme, as well as social activities will be provided by the EUI. The fee does not cover travel and accommodation. Our events team can assist you in finding the best options for stay in the city.

We encourage early registrations for this course as places are given on a rolling basis. 

More information about the cancellation policy applicable to this course.


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