Online course - Green Finance

To meet sustainable development priorities, private sector companies, public institutions, and non-profit organisations need to increase financial flows by using Green Finance as a tool. Enhancing environmental and social risks management and becoming interested in achieving financial gain and environmental benefit is critical in reaching the goal.

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The "Green Finance" programme is organised by the German-Azerbaijani Chamber of Commerce Abroad (AHK Azerbaijan), the AHK Ukraine and TU Bergakademie Freiberg with the support of the programme Business Scouts for Development of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Green Finance at a glance


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Introduction to Renewable Energy Markets & Green Energy Finance

  1. Climate change and its impact on economic and social development;
  2. Renewable energy as a source of the reduction of the carbon footprint in economic systems;
  3. Overview of the costs of energy from renewable sources and costs of carbon mitigation;
  4. Renewable energy policy-making: key concepts, political instruments to promote investments in renewable energy projects, challenges for investors and operators of renewable energy power and storage plants, access to sources of finance, the establishment of markets for renewable energy and its finance, key players.
8(2) 14 July

Technical concept for Managers

  1. Definition of energy: potential and kinetics;
  2. Key energy units according to the SI Rules (Système international d’unités);
  3. Conversion calculations;
  4. Practical usefulness of units and conversions.
2(1) 18 July
3 Project investment
  1. Overview of various ownership types of renewable energy projects: private ownership, lease, lease and rent-back, co-operative ownership;
  2. Design of renewable energy projects, large-scale, small-scale, distributed energy, on-grid, off-grid, etc;
  3. Presentation and discussion of various instruments for financing renewable energy projects: equity, loans, project financing, crowd financing, co-operative financing;
  4. Calculation of project performance indicators: NPV, IRR, pay-back periods, WACC, return on capital invested;
  5. Special attention on project finance as a key instrument for renewable energy projects
  6. Overview of funding opportunities and agencies.
8(2) 20 or 21 July
4 Project return of energy efficiency and energy savings
  1. Identification of sources of energy use;
  2. Identification of savings potentials with the help of checklists and energy audits;
  3. Assessment of relevant energy-saving measures;
  4. Calculation of the financial benefits of energy-saving measures: pay-back time periods, NPV, cash-flow effects;
  5. Assessment of qualitative and non-financial benefits;
  6. Design of energy-saving programmes.
8(2) 22 July
5 Project risks and their mitigation techniques, valuation and due diligence
  1. Methods for identifying, analyzing, identifying, and assessing risks especially related to scope, costs, schedule, and quality of a project;
  2. Methods for risk mitigation planning, reduction of project risks, reduction of negative outcomes in case of risk occurrence;
  3. Use of due diligence instruments for risk control and management:
  • commercial: market analysis, evaluation of business models;
  • legal: checking of legal aspects related to the project;
  • financial: analysis of capital structure, cash-flow, pay-back period of a project;
  • operational: assessment of a business plan in respect of planned processes and activities.
8(2) 25 July
6 Basics of proposal writing and pitching
  1. Explanations of terms of references, proposal structure, work package preparation, budget planning, and scheduling;
  2. Presentation of requirements and types of pitches;
  3. Overview of various in-person and online tools for pitches with a special focus on video tools for media-mediated pitches.
7(2) 26 or 27 July
7 Result: Project proposals on financing Presentations of the project proposals on financing renewable energy projects by the participants


30 July
      SUM 45(15)  

Certificate and trainer

Upon completion of the course, you will receive an AHK certificate which is recognised in more than 91 countries where the AHK is represented.

TU Bergakademie Freiberg was founded in 1765 in order to drive transformation processes and future technologies and to provide the country with new knowledge for an economic upswing. Still today, the university holds this claim: We educate economists, natural scientists, and engineers with vision and conscience who take the future into their own hands and help to positively shape the world. More than 4,000 students in 69 programs are currently studying in Freiberg in a scientifically sound and practice-oriented manner.

Requirements and registration

The prerequisite is a good command of the English language.

Target audiences are consultants, engineers, financial professionals, and managers from the public and private sectors working in the field of energy and finance who may come from the following backgrounds: financing institutions, project developers, ministries, and utilities in two countries (Azerbaijan and Ukraine). The participants have different computer skills, financial knowledge, and technical skills and want to use instruments of green finance in the field of renewable energy and energy-efficient both small- and large-scale projects in Ukraine and Azerbaijan. Through further training, they also want to be aware of the international context on the latest trends in financial instruments and effective financial models needed. The course will take place online for twelve participants in total.

All participants will be preselected. Participation is only possible after confirmation. Access to the course will be given by organizers after participation confirmation.

You are cordially invited to register for the upcoming seminar. The deadline for registration is July 10, 2022

Registration for the Green Finance Course