The Academic Educational Path will be composed by students and professionals who will participate together at 2 Summer Schools, 1 Summer Training and a Full Immersion Experience aimed to test a pilot professional module on green energy finance along with contents and methodologies of the new joint master particularly addressed to develop entrepreneurial, transversal and soft skills in green energy and finance. Moreover a pilot class will test the projected study path of the joint master degree in green energy finance.
The project aims to target both HE students and professional personnel already operating in the energy sector and whose skills need to be updated to promote the sustainability transformation of the energy sector. Particular attention will be paid to finance focused on greening the energy sector in the EU, by designing and delivering competencies in terms of climate risks and opportunities' assessment for energy companies that want to decarbonize their production and portfolio.
Business stakeholders will be directly engaged in the pilot program design by applying a knowledge co-production approach that allows to identify cross-sector barriers, challenges and opportunities for the renewable energy transition at the company level, and to design targeted training programs to address the current skills and information gaps. In doing so, the project will contribute to narrow the gap between research and the market and to smooth the low-carbon transition in the energy sector. Given the nature of the competences required (e.g. environmental and climate economics, climate and energy policy, financial econometrics, mathematics, finance, business), the project is intrinsically interdisciplinary and promotes cross-fertilization among knowledge fields and expertise. The resulting interdisciplinary knowledge will be pivotal to support regulators in designing effective policies for the energy and finance sector and understanding the opportunities and challenges for specific types of energy business, with the aim to accelerate the transition to renewable energy in Europe.