Professor Michael Rodi is the founder of the Summer Academy ‘Energy and the Environment’. Prof. Rodi is Professor of Public Law, Finance and Tax Law at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University of Greifswald since 1999 and Director of IKEM.  He was responsible for the design and implementation of a comprehensive ecological tax reform in Vietnam, and 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.