SUMMER SCHOOL 2017: CLIMATE CHANGE IN AN ERA OF UNCERTAINTY
5th-7th July (2017), Miramar Palace, San Sebastián
The objective of the BC3-UPV/EHU Summer School is to offer an updated and recent view of the ongoing trends in Climate Change research in an annual basis.
The BC3 Summer School is organized in collaboration with the University of the Basque Country (Fundamentos de Análisis Económico I) and is a high quality and excellent summer course gathering leading experts in the field and students from top universities and research centres worldwide.
The objective of the summer school is to offer an updated and recent view of the ongoing trends in Climate Change research in an annual basis. This eighth edition of the Summer School will continue with the multidisciplinary approach and focus on the international climate policy after Paris. As in previous editions, the structure of the school will follow the IPCC (International Panel for Climate Change) general meetings, with two sessions devoted to the subjects of the three IPCC Working Groups: climate science, adaptation and impact and mitigations of climate change. The third day will focus on the key drivers that will make it possible to accelerate the transition towards a low carbon economy. In the previous edition, the course focused on the factors behind the paradigm shift in the international policymaking that were to lead to the Paris Agreement. However, since then many things have happened. The Paris Agreement entered into force on the 4 November 2016. Additionally, the US involvement and participation in the UN Climate process is at risk after the US presidential elections that took place four days later. Meanwhile, time is running out to tackle climate change. Some scientists claim that the Arctic is on track to be free of sea ice in the next decades for the first time in more than 100,000 years. Different speakers will try to cover all the current key issues in climate change such as: artic sea ice, ocean circulation, see level rise, impacts on water, food and health, mitigation options, climate policy and economic instruments for speeding up the transition to a low carbon future. The school is open to PhD Students, postdoctoral fellows and other researchers as well as policy makers interested in acquiring a deep understanding of climate change and the policies designed to fight it. The final aim of this summer school is becoming an integral part of an European Master course offered by the UPV/EHU in a near future.
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Researchers from the respective Groups of Environmental and Resource Economics from IPP-CSIC, UCM, UPM and CIFOR-INIA organize since 2010 a series of seminars about Environmental and Resource Economics in Madrid (Madrid Environmental Economics Seminars, MEES). The seminars are organized approximately once each two months around two presentations, with rotating venues at UPM, UCM, IPP-CSIC and CIFOR-INIA. Usually, one presentation is given by a PhD student and the other one is given by a senior researcher, although there can be exceptions to this rule depending on the circumstances. PhD students are especially encouraged to participate, since this can constitute an excellent opportunity to present their work previous to their Dissertation defense. Participation by foreign students and researchers is also encouraged.
The specific dates and venues of future seminars will be announced in advanced at the MEES web page https://sites.google.com/site/madenvecosem/mees.
Recent speakers have included, among others, Giles Atkinson (London School of Economics), Pablo Campos (IPP-CSIC), Alejandro Caparrós (IPP-CSIC), Pere Mir (Universidad de Lleida), Elena Ojea (BC3), Diego Broz, (FCF-UNaM), Sergio Álvarez Gallego (ETSI Montes-UPM), Jesús Barreal (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela), Michael Finus (Universidad de Bath) and Luis Miguel de Castro (UCM).