Sustainable Future Environment Risk Climate change

Sustainable Futures


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)


Details below:


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.


Learning outcomes

  • Understanding the interconnectedness of global and local challenges related to environment, energy and risk.
  • Overview of key research findings and governance experience.
  • Insight into selected research methods and analytical tools.
  • Knowledge about how international organisations and local players engage themselves and what drivers and barriers are.
  • Experience in interacting with experts and peers from various backgrounds.
  • Training of skills in discussion of complex issues, presentation and written reporting.


Evaluation and grading

  • Class participation, reading review (50%)
  • Group review (50%)


Course Credits

Equivalence of 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.


Website

Discover the summer school website and blog where you will find all the work that has been done during this summer.


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 Credits

Equivalence of 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.




WEEK 1 and 2

25 June - 6 July

Module 1 and 2 combined

SUSTAINABLE FUTURES (M3)

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.



Target Audience

Upper undergraduate, graduate students, and professionals.

Final Deadline 31 May 2018

Tuition Fees:

M1 (weeks 1)
June 25 - 29
M2 (week 2)
July 2 -6
M3 (weeks 1 and 2)
June 25 - July 6

Global Environment,
Energy and Risk


Economics of Climate
Change


Sustainable Futures
(Module 1 and 2)
CHF 1800*
CHF 1800* CHF 2600*


*Including 100 CHF non refundable administrative fees

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

Course Directors:

Dr. Alexandre Hedjazi

Institute for Environmental Sciences
University of Geneva



SUMMER SCHOOL ON ECONOMICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE (Module 2)

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

Charlene Watson
The Overseas Development Institute (ODI), UK



Wing-Kei Amine-Tang - 2018

Make the most of your summer!

Currently studying Economics and Management in Geneva, we have been constantly reminded of the importance of sustainability in business. The course "Sustainable Futures" proposed by the Geneva Summer School not only helped me with deepening my knowledge on this topic, but also allowed me to be with other international students that shared with us all the different sustainable responses to issues of/in their country.

The GSS is a very nice way to learn a new topic, while understanding more deeply our globalised world. Make the most of your summer!