Netherlands, Utrecht (Utrecht City Campus)

Climate Change: Disasters, Challenges and Opportunities

when 7 July 2014 - 11 July 2014
duration 1 week
credits 2.5 ECTS
fee EUR 600

Climate Change or Global Warming is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. In this multidisciplinary course, experts will discuss many aspects of the problem, such as increasing CO2 emissions, the carbon cycle, the greenhouse effect, climate sensitivity, global and local impacts of global warming, sea-level rise, decision making under risk and uncertainty, time lags, prevention versus adaptation, the green paradox, population growth, economics, ethics, law, and psychology.

Course leader

prof. dr. Gerard van Koten and prof. dr. mr Herman Philipse

Target group

Master's students and doctorate students of all disciplines. In particular, MA- and PhD- students in life- and geosciences, economics, law, social sciences, and philosophy.

Course aim

To provide an interdisciplinary overview of the many aspects (scientific, economic, technical, decision-theoretical, moral, psychological, legal) of climate change, one of the greatest challenges for humanity in the 21st century.

Credits info

2.5 ECTS
Certificate of attendance

Fee info

EUR 600: • € 600 - Course + course materials + housing
• € 400 - Course + course materials
EUR 400: • € 600 - Course + course materials + housing
• € 400 - Course + course materials


Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.

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