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Climate Change

Short or summer course

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This course is about one of the greatest challenges of our time: climate change. What are the latest insights of the science of economics into its causes and potential solutions? How large are the costs of climate change? Should we tax carbon, cap-and-trade emission rights, or subsidize solar and wind power? Why is it so difficult to stick to environmental agreements such as ‘Paris’, despite the evident benefits to all? How can we prevent our industry from moving abroad if we take a leading role and ‘go it alone’ in taking environmental action? What is the role of economic growth and development? Should we stop it to avert a climate catastrophe and biodiversity loss, or can we pin our hopes on green growth?

Topics
Introduction to the economics of climate change  
Optimal climate policy, carbon budgets and uncertainty 
International environmental agreements 
Green growth, limits to growth and degrowth  
Climate policy instruments and carbon leakage  

Language

English

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Duration

5 days

ECTS credits

Accreditation

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Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 1,000


Admission

Application requirements

Students currently pursuing a MSc, MPhil or a PhD degree; professionals with a MSc, MPhil, PhD, or equivalent degree. Especially a background in quantitative studies (mathematics, statistics, econometrics, engineering, etc.) and a basic knowledge of differential equations is useful, but no formal specific background will be required.

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Tuition fees  
€ 1,000
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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
26 Aug '24 29 Jul '24 29 Jul '24

Contact

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Main address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
020-5985020

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