Netherlands, Nijmegen

Climate Action for Sustainable Development

when 13 August 2018 - 17 August 2018
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 ECTS
fee EUR 435

2015 was a key year in the field of development and the environment: not only were the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agreed upon; addressing climate change was boosted through the Paris Agreement in December that year. The big question, however, is whether and how countries will implement the combined sustainable development and climate goals.

This summer school, in collaboration with the Climate Technology Centre and Network; one of the UN-institutions responsible for enhancing climate technology implementation, will take a multidisciplinary and practical perspective, and discuss climate and sustainable development actions, their costs and benefits, as well as related policies and needed governance.

The summer school will engage participants in discussions on the prospects and attractiveness of climate technologies and policies, and their relations with sustainable development practices, from environmental, technical, economic, social and institutional points of view. Implementation of climate change options and the SDGs does not take place under “laboratory conditions” but in usually complex and dynamic social, economic and political contexts.

The summer school will introduce participants to the new institutional and governance framework following the Paris Agreement, and review how climate policies to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement are being implemented in developed and developing countries.

Course leader

Heleen de Coninck
Associate Professor
Environmental Science
Radboud University

Target group

Master, PhD, Postdoc, Professional. For professionals and graduate students interested in practical, in-country action on climate change and sustainable development, the story behind the Paris Agreement, and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Course aim

After this course you are able to:
1. Display knowledge on climate mitigation and adaptation options, sustainable development, climate policies and governance.
2. Discuss the Paris Agreement and its implications for sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals.
3. Apply ways to assess mitigation (technology) options against social, economic, and environmental criteria for a better embedding of these options in their country context.

Fee info

EUR 435: The fee includes the registration fees, course materials, access to library and IT facilities, coffee/tea, lunch, and a number of social activities.


We offer several reduced fees:
€ 392   early bird discount – deadline 1 April 2018 (10%)
€ 370   partner and RU discount (15%)
€ 326   early bird + partner and RU discount (25%)

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