Moataz Yakan Talaat is a PhD candidate in the Governance and Inclusive Development (GID) programme group of the AISSR. Moataz holds a MSc in Environmental and Energy Management from Twente Universität and a BSc in Innovation and Finance from the German University in Cairo. He worked for over ten years in Commercial and Development banks, primarily in Credit Risk management and Sustainable Finance. His research interest lies within the social and environmental externalities of international capital flows.
His PhD will focus on the role played by development banks and debt financiers in leaving fossil fuel underground. This PhD is part of a larger project which will address the role of big investors in LFFU, the North-South implications of LFFU, and the necessary measures to be adopted to equitably allocate and accelerate the responsibilities of shareholders and stakeholders in energy transformation. Applying a comparative and transdisciplinary case study approach, the project team will combine institutional analysis with an innovative theoretical model for inclusive development.
This project is part of the Advanced Grant to Joyeeta Gupta for the project CLIFF (Climate Change and Fossil Fuel) which has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (contract number 101020082).