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 engages 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 connects 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 is set within the EUI School of Transnational Governance and builds on the expertise already available at the EUI.

The first conference by the EIB Climate Chair was organised in June 2022 on the theme “Investing in Net Zero”. Jos Delbeke delivered the first EIB Climate Chair lecture ahead of COP 27.  

At Sciences Po, the European Chair for Sustainable Development and Climate Transition is held by Dr Marc Ringel 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 seeks 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.