Center for Sustainability


Our curriculum focuses on three primary areas: climate policy, energy policy and sustainability more broadly. The following provides an overview of the courses offered by our core faculty and affiliated faculty. This is meant to give an idea of the courses offered, but not not all courses will be offered every semester. For current course offerings, see here.


Curriculum overview

1st Year Fall 1st Year Spring 2nd Year Fall 2nd Year Spring
Energy Energy economics | Advanced Econ (Hirth) Energy economics | Elective (Hirth) Energy economics | Elective (Hirth)
Renewable energy policies (Hirth) Electricity market design (Hirth)
Electricity System Modelling (Hirth)
Climate The Policy process: Climate and energy (Flachsland) Economic growth & climate change (Hirth) AI and climate change (Kaack) Advanced climate policy (Flachsland)
Emissions pricing (Flachsland/Hirth)
Sustainability Sustainability and food: Theories, concepts, practices (Bauer) The politics of food (Bauer) Sustainability 101 (Flachsland)
Influencing Brussels: The "Fit for 55” climate change package (Scott, Reh) Global environmental politics (Bauer)

Courses in the wider sustainability domain

Artificial inteligence and climate change (Lynn Kaack)

Business and sustainable development (Sébastien Mena) 

Economics and policy of healthcare (Mujaheed Shaikh)

Enforcing environmental policy: A global comparative perspective (Kai Wegrich)

G20 policy issues and recommendations (Dennis Snower)

Global environmental politics (Harry Bauer)

Solving cross-cutting issues in the area of health, climate and development (Thurid Hustedt)



Please note this is a sample selection, annual curricula may vary.