Media Advisory: Financing climate change mitigation is topic at Rice’s Baker Institute April 2

By Newsroom America Feeds at 29 Mar 2018

Rice University
Office of Public Affairs / News & Media Relations


David Ruth

Jeff Falk

Financing climate change mitigation is topic at Rice’s Baker Institute April 2

HOUSTON – (March 29, 2018) – Klaus Trömel, former secretary general of the European Investment Bank and a Rice University alumnus, will visit the university’s Baker Institute for Public Policy April 2 to discuss the bank’s work as the world’s largest multilateral provider of climate finance.

The bank commits at least 25 percent of its funding to climate change adaptation and mitigation in Europe and developing countries.

Hosted by the Baker Institute’s Center for Energy Studies and Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, the event is free and open to the public but registration is required.

Who: Klaus Trömel, former secretary general of the European Investment Bank.

What: A presentation titled “Financing Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation: The Role of the European Investment Bank.”

When: Monday, April 2, 4-5 p.m. A reception will follow Trömel’s presentation.

Where: Rice University, James A. Baker III Hall, Kelly International Conference Facility, 6100 Main St.

Over the next five years, the European Investment Bank will provide around $100 billion for climate-related projects. In his presentation, Trömel will discuss the types of projects and the countries in which the bank is planning to invest.

Trömel served as the secretary general of the European Investment Bank from 2015 until his retirement this month. He earned his MBA from the Jones School in 1985.

The public must RSVP for the event at A live webcast will be available at the event page.

Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at or 713-348-6775.

For a map of Rice University’s campus with parking information, go to Media should park in the Central Campus Garage (underground).


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Founded in 1993, Rice University’s Baker Institute ranks among the top three university-affiliated think tanks in the world. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute conducts research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows, Rice University faculty scholars and staff, coupled with its outreach to the Rice student body through fellow-taught classes — including a public policy course — and student leadership and internship programs. Learn more about the institute at or on the institute’s blog,

Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,970 undergraduates and 2,934 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is just under 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked No. 1 for quality of life and for lots of race/class interaction and No. 2 for happiest students by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to

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