The programme is dedicated to professionals in the field of low carbon finance and investment, focusing on the financial flows driven by society's response to climate change, and is fundamentally interdisciplinary in nature.

The challenge of responding and adapting to climate change will drive trillions of dollars of new investment over the coming decades, with major changes required across the economy, in energy production and consumption, industry, buildings, transport, infrastructure, forests and agriculture. Delivering this investment will require greatly enhanced capacity in all aspects of carbon finance.

Knowledge and Understanding

By the end of the programme, students will be able to:

  • Explain and evaluate the current state of climate change science and key climate change policy initiatives
  • Explain and apply principles of finance in the energy sector
  • Describe and critically evaluate the structure and dynamics of the major global, regional and national-level carbon markets
  • Explain and apply practices and procedures of carbon accounting
  • Describe and evaluate the challenges and opportunities for low-carbon investment

Graduate Attributes

By the end of the programme, students will be able to:

  • Identify, define and analyse problems and identify or create processes to solve them
  • Exercise critical judgement in creating new understanding
  • Critically assess existing understanding and recognise the need to regularly challenge all knowledge
  • Show application of new ideas, methods and ways of thinking
  • Respond effectively to unfamiliar problems in unfamiliar contexts
  • Advance reasoned and factually supported arguments effectively in written work and oral presentation
  • Work effectively with others, capitalising on their different thinking, experience and skills
  • Identify and evaluate social, cultural, global, ethical and environmental responsibilities and issues
  • Demonstrate skills in time management