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September 4 - 8, 2017 (1 week)

Application Deadline: August 28, 2017

Course 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.

Target audience

Upper undergraduate, graduate students, and professionals.

Tuition Fees

Final deadline (August 28): 1,800 CHF

Special fare for 5 Master/Graduate students: 500 CHF. Apply now! First come, first served.

UNIGE students: 250 CHF (limited number of places available)

Faculty & Staff

Course Director:

Salvatore Di Falco
Geneva School of Economics and Management
University of Geneva

Participating Faculty include:

Simon Dietz
Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
London School of Economics

Jeremy Lucchetti
Geneva School of Economics and Management
University of Geneva

Ralph Winkler
Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research
University of Bern

Markus Stoffel
Department of Physics and Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Univesity of Geneva

The Overseas Development Institute (ODI)


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