Founder of the Summer Academy ‘Energy and the Environment’: Prof. Michael Rodi

Rodi_PhotoThe Summer Academy is founded and headed by Prof. Michael Rodi, Professor of Public Law, Finance and Tax Law at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University of Greifswald since 1999 and Director of IKEM. He studied political science, law and economics from 1977 to 1987 in Konstanz and Munich, and was Assistant Professor at the Department of Public Law at the University of Munich. Prof. Rodi was responsible for the design and implementation of a comprehensive ecological tax reform in Vietnam. In addition to lecturing at the University of Greifswald he has provided consultancy services to the German Ministry of Economic Affairs, the German Environmental Agency and the European Union on the topics of tax surcharges, climate change law and financial resource collection respectively. His current focus lies on climate and energy legislation, with a particular emphasis on fiscal instrumental interaction.

Faculty of the Summer Academy

The Summer Academy ‘Energy and the Environment’ has been running for 15 years now, and has built a vast network of expertise over this time. Its teaching faculty varies from year to year to match the event’s annual focus topic, although a regularly returning core teaching faculty has taken shape over the years. The core faculty consists of previous speakers and participants who have become executives and top policy-makers, and who continue to be interested in the international and interdisciplinary exchanges annually offered by the Academy.