Program Details

The 2018 programme comprises the following courses: Module 1: Global Environment, Energy and Risk (one week) Module 2: Economics of Climate Change (one week) Module 3: Sustainable Futures: Module 1 AND Mo
Location:
Geneva, Switzerland
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

June 25 - July 6, 2018 (1 week + 1 week)

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)

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.

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.

 

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Cost:
900 CHF. Early Bird (March 1st, 2017): 900 CHF Final Deadline (May 1st, 2017): 1,200 CHF

Additional Program Information

Requirements:
3rd year BA and MA Students, as well as professionals interested in deepening their knowledge of Africa
Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
A limited number of partial or full tuition waivers are available. Please note that only financial reasons are valuable criteria for the waiver. Indicate your reasons in your motivation letter.

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