Almere, Netherlands

Environmental Economics

when 2 July 2012 - 6 July 2012
duration 1 week
fee EUR 550

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

Steve Clemens is lecturer at the business department of Windesheim Flevoland, The Netherlands, MBA-lecturer at UBI, Brussels, Belgium, and MBA-lecturer at National University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He also trains/consults lar

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:
From linear to circular economy
The equimarginal principle
The Kaya Identity
McKinsey’s abatement work
Optimal pollution
The Coarse Theorem
Pigouvian Taxes
Valuing non-market goods
Discounting and intergenerational equity
Environmental decision making
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 550: Includes course fee, materials and activities
EUR 120: Accommodation fee Almere total for 1 week


Summer School Almere doesn’t offer scholarships for this course.