12 July 2013
This course is an analysis into the mechanics and context of environmental economics, societal issues related to a.o. climate change and both political and business options to provide solutions. As the Chinese proverb says: ”If we don’t change our direction we might end up where we’re headed.” Providing a broad understanding of pollution types, eco-system interdependencies, environmental policy options, renewable energy technologies and the political and business opportunities in the billion-euro green economy, hungry for talent.
An excursion to a few local green businesses is planned, e.g. a wind farm operator, a carbon trader, a biomass power plant, a builder of passive houses, a bio-ethanol producer, a minister for environmental affairs, etc.
Mr Steve Clemens, MBA
All business and other students with vision on strategic advantage of being green-ready. No economic or quantitative background is required
To learn a few basic but relevant concepts from (Environmental) Economics
To get an overview of all currently available sources of renewable energy
To get acquainted with and analyse the RE business models that currently work around the world.
Explore the multitude of carbon trading and hedging opportunities, a.o. through the European Emissions Trading System and via the mechanisms under the Kyoto Protocol.
EUR 470: Housing not included
EUR 645: Housing included
Scholarship might be available under request