Netherlands, Almere

Environmental Economics

when 8 July 2013 - 12 July 2013
duration 1 week
fee EUR 470

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.

Course leader

Mr Steve Clemens, MBA

Target group

All business and other students with vision on strategic advantage of being green-ready. No economic or quantitative background is required

Course aim

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.

Fee info

EUR 470: Housing not included
EUR 645: Housing included


Scholarship might be available under request