Switzerland, Geneva

Sustainable Futures

when 25 June 2018 - 6 July 2018
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee CHF 1800

The 2018 programme comprises the following courses (subject to minor modifications and adjustments):

Module 1: Global Environment, Energy and Risk (one week)

Module 2: Economics of Climate Change (one week)

Module 3: Sustainable Futures: Module 1 AND Module 2 (two weeks)

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WEEK 1 (25 - 29 June): MODULE ON GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY AND RISK (M1)


Description

This course is an intense program on environmental governance, sustainability and energy dynamics across the globe.
During this program participants will study new sets of risks associated with these global dynamics of change and energy development by engaging with representatives from key international institutions.
The program is taught by faculty from UNIGE and renowned partner universities.
Lectures will be held at Geneva-based governmental and non-governmental international organizations ( eg. UN, World Economic Forum, IRCA, WTO, WHO and UNEP etc).
This program delves deep into current international deliberations and their impacts on societies and cities.
Students will discover the role, significance and contribution of Geneva to global circuits of change.

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WEEK 2 (2 - 6 July): MODULE ON ECONOMICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE (M2)


Description

This multi-disciplinary five-day course provides an in-depth overview of the economics of climate change, and the risks and opportunities they present.

After having covered the basic scientific findings, participants will be presented with the Integrated Assessment Framework, Cost Benefit Analysis and international climate policy analysis. Econometric techniques to measure different socio economic impacts and the implications in terms of governance will also be presented.

Then, adaptation and mitigation strategies will be reviewed and presented. Emphasis is placed on agriculture in the developing world. The module is composed by a mix of lectures, seminars and group work jointly with the UNCTAD-UNIGE Sustainability Research Centre.

Course leader

SUMMER SCHOOL ON GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY AND RISK (Module 1)

Course Directors:

Dr. Alexandre Hedjazi
Professor Martin Patel

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SUMMER SCHOOL ON ECONOMICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE (Module 2)

Course Director:

Sal

Target group

Upper undergraduate, graduate students, and professionals.

Credits info

6 EC
Course Credits

Equivalence of 6 ECTS for the two modules taken together (3 ECTS + 3 ECTS).

Students will be provided with a Certificate of Completion for their course if they satisfy attendance.

Please note that this is not an official University of Geneva transcript, as Geneva Summer Schools courses are not accredited University of Geneva courses. It is the students’ responsibility to validate their course for credit at their home university before commencing the summer school, as specified in our Regulations.

Fee info

CHF 1800: Final Deadline 15 April 2018

Module 1: 1800 CHF
Module 2: 1800 CHF
Module 1+ 2: 2600 CHF