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Stranded Assets and Energy Transition Risks

In order to keep global warming under control, we need to drastically reduce the consumption of coal, gas, and oil. However, an abrupt abandonment of fossil fuels would strand a vast amount of assets. A smooth transition to renewable energy is of paramount importance. In this new 2-day masterclass, we will dive into the topic of asset stranding. The first edition will take place on 24 & 25 May 2023.

STAP Budget

You can request STAP Budget for this programme.

Why join the Stranded Assets and Energy Transition Risks masterclass?

  • What will you learn?

    By the end of this masterclass, you will be able to:

    • Appreciate the challenges faced by the fossil fuel industry in the low-carbon transition.
    • Understand how fossil deposit characteristics may/should influence societies and firms’ choice regarding fossil resource supply and use.
    • Explain the main climate mitigation policies and their implications for the fossil industry.
    • Apply cost-benefit analysis using different points of view (a benevolent global social planner, governments, firms) with or without factoring in Greenhouse gas emissions’ cost.
    • Appreciate the importance of long-term planning and commitment in policymaking to ensure private and public investors factor mitigation risk in their decisions and thus to reduce assets’ stranding.
    • Account for future mitigation impacts when designing a business or organisation’s development plan or when making investment decisions.
    • Apply existing tools to estimate your business or organisation’s sensitivity to climate change mitigation.
  • For whom?

    This masterclass is designed for employees of private firms, governments, central banks, NGOs or consultancy companies that are interested in the transition to a low-carbon economy. This masterclass is also interesting for energy or environmental consultants, risk analysts, financial analysts and financial managers, equities and commodities analysts, strategy managers, as well as CSR heads.

  • Dates and fees
    Dates: Spring: Wednesday 24 & Thursday 25 May
    Autumn: Wednesday 15 & Thursday 16 November
    Time: 9:00 - 17:00
    Fees: €1,950*

    *(VAT free), UvA alumni will receive 10% discount.

    STAP Budget

    You can request a STAP Budget for this programme. To be eligible for the subsidy of €1,000 you need a STAP registration certificate. To get this, tick the STAP Budget box in the application form above. Take into account that there are deadlines for registration and receiving the necessary STAP registration certificate.

    More about the STAP Budget
  • Practical information
    Location: Amsterdam Business School
    Type of course: Masterclass
    Language: English is the language of instruction
    Certification: You will receive a Certificate of Attendance from the University of Amsterdam
  • Teaching staff

    Dr Renaud Coulomb is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne. Prior to joining UniMelb, he was a Research Fellow at the London School of Economics (Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment) and at the Ecole Centrale Paris. He holds a PhD and a master’s degree in Economics from the Paris School of Economics and a master’s degree in International Relations from Sciences-Po Paris, and a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from the Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay. His research in environmental and resource economics focuses on the impacts of climate change mitigation on energy resource use and on the value of energy firms and their assets.

If you have any questions regarding this masterclass or other short programmes, please contact:

Jannice Daha LLM
Manager Executive Education
T: +31 (0)20 525 6134

Facts & Figures
Mode Part-time, short-term, module
Credits 0 ECTS, days
Language of instruction English
Conditions for admission Open
Starts in May, November
Location Roeterseiland campus