Through the EIB Institute, the EIB,  the EU’s climate bank, aims to support academic research and share expertise to enrich knowledge building and knowledge dissemination on climate related issues.

To promote knowledge transmission, the Institute is supporting two university chairs, the EIB Chair on Climate Change Policy and International Carbon Markets (“EIB Climate Chair”) at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence and the European Chair for Sustainable Development and Climate Transition at Sciences Po in Paris.

At the EUI, the EIB Climate Chair is held by Prof. Jos Delbeke and will, in the next five years, engage with policy-makers in Europe and around the world on questions related to carbon pricing and sustainable finance covering policies in the fields of energy, industry, transport, trade, agriculture and forestry.

It  will connect the EUI’s research and training resources with the EIB’s expertise in both financial and non-financial aspects of climate interventions, for example through the organisation of joint scientific events. The Chair will be set within the EUI School of Transnational Governance and will build on the expertise already available at the EUI.

At Sciences Po, the European Chair for Sustainable Development and Climate Transition is held by Prof. Shiv Shomeshwar and is resolutely transdisciplinary. It builds upon the academic excellence of Sciences Po with its global network of partner universities to promote academic dialogue and make recommendations to current and future policy makers all over the world. Set within the Paris School of International Affairs and the School of Public Affairs, it will, in the next three years, seek to develop integrative thinking to help resolve complex challenges of sustainable development and climate transition.

Both Chairs are supported by Scientific Committees which will determine annually the strategic orientation of ​research, training, education, and outreach activities.

The EIB has partnered on many occasions both with the EUI and with Sciences Po in the fields of academic research, teaching and training.