PhD course: Economics of Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation

Doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers are hereby invited to apply to the PhD course on "Economics of Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation" organized by the Centre for Regional Change in the Earth System (CRES)

19.08.2013 | Anja Skjoldborg Hansen

Dato man 07 okt fre 11 okt
Tid 08:00    16:00
Sted Technical University of Denmark, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
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Doctoral students and  post-doctoral researchers are hereby invited to apply to the PhD course on "Economics of Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation" organized by the Centre for Regional Change in the Earth System (CRES) in collaboration with the Technical University of Denmark, and the BC3 Basque Centre for Climate Change, Spain. The course is aimed at students with a background in science or engineering who will actively collaborate with economists and/or link their research to economic data and perspectives. The course will take place from 7-11 October 2013 at the Technical University of Denmark (Lyngby). The course is equivalent to 5 ECTS credits.

Contents

The impacts of climate change and the implementation of measures to increase the adaptation capacity and resilience of societies are generally measured as an economic cost. The aim of the course is to teach basic and advanced economic concepts to non-economists in relation to economic assessment of climate change risks and adaptation costs. The course will emphasize the introduction of the most fundamental concepts that are applied by economists within the field including integrated assessment models, cost benefit analysis, damage cost functions, discounting, sectorial analysis (e.g. agriculture, urban flooding, health, etc.), and the treatment of different kinds of uncertainties. In addition to general lectures, discussions and exercises participants will apply and test the economic methods to case studies drawn from their own ongoing research, supervised by the lecturers. After the course participants will finalize and submit a report based on this work.

Where and when

7-11 October 2013 at the Technical University of Denmark, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

Main lecturers

  • Professor Kirsten Halsnæs, Technical University of Denmark (organizer), Denmark
  • Professor Anil Markandyan, BC3 Basque Center for Climate Change, Spain
  • NN, Deltares, Netherlands
  • Dr. John Mac Callaway, UNEP Risø Centre, Denmark
  • Professor Peder Andersen, University of Copenhagen
  • Dr. Søren Bøye Olsen, University of Copenhagen

Course participants

The course is limited to 25 participants. In selecting course participants from the applicants, first priority will be given to PhD students, second priorities to post docs, and otherwise according to the principle of "first come, first served". Participation is free (including refreshments, lunches and a course dinner), but applicants must cover their own travel, accommodation, etc.

Registration and deadline

The deadline for applications is Monday, 9 September, 2013. Applicants will be notified immediately thereafter. Applicants must register on-line at www.cres-centre.dk.

Course material

Prior to the course students are expected to select and prepare their case studies and to read the background material, including book chapters and science papers. Lecture notes will be scientific papers, book chapters and notes. Written course material will be supplied on-line prior to the course, while power points and assignments from the lectures will be distributed during the course.

Miljø, klima og energi, Klimatilpasning
96932 / i31