Executive Seminar

Energy sustainability and climate change

This seminar provides participants with an overview of the global fossil fuel markets and climate change and evaluates the potential of a sustainable energy system. It also deals with the economic consequences of global energy markets and energy policies.

The seminar enables participants to understand the interrelations between energy markets, economic, social and political impacts as well climate policy. It covers different global energy market assessments and policy impact studies. Participants critically reflect the potential and economic efficiency of renewable energy and energy transition pathways.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will have acquired key competencies relating to energy economics as well as energy and climate policy impacts, and they will have developed an understanding of the challenges associated with the transition to renewable energy.

This course can also be completed as part of the Certificate in Public Financial Management and Methods, the Certificate in Intersectoral Management, or the Certificate in European Governance.

Target group

Professionals from all sectors (public, private, and from NGOs)


  • Higher education degree
  • At least two years of relevant professional experience (average is ten years)
  • Good knowledge of English


  • 2.5 days in Berlin, as well as additional time for the preparation of the seminar
  • No follow-up assignment is required

Seminar times

  • Day 1: 11:00 - 20:00
  • Day 2:   9:00 - 18:00
  • Day 3:   9:00 - 16:00

Seminar fee

€ 1,690

Seminar fees are exempted from tax according to Value Added Tax Act (UStG) §4 Nr. 21a. In Germany and many other countries, tuition fees for continuing education programmes are also fully tax-deductible as professional training expenses.

Seminar fee includes: attendance, online access to course documents, materials during the seminar, beverages in the Hertie School cafeteria (open on weekdays), certificate of attendance. 

Terms and Conditions


Registration is possible throughout the year, on a first-come, first-serve basis via our online application module. Admission is subject to availability.

Seminar director