Summer School. Climate Change Mitigation: Options and Policies


Events facts

14 August 2017 - 11:00 am - 18 August 2017 - 7:00 pm CEST
Climate Technology Centre and Network

The UN Climate Technology Centre & Network (CTCN) and the EU-funded CARISMA project on innovation for climate change mitigation jointly organise a summer school course on climate change mitigation. The course will take place from 14 through 18 August 2017 as part of the Radboud Summer School programme in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. The course is targeted at post-graduates, PhD students or junior professionals in public service working on the topic of climate change mitigation.

Climate change mitigation, i.e. human intervention to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or enhance sinks of greenhouse gases, is firmly on the international policy agenda since the Paris Agreement of December 2015. For meeting the Paris Agreement goals, an acceleration will be required of global development, deployment and diffusion of technologies and practices for mitigation. The summer school course will take a multidisciplinary perspective and discuss climate mitigation technologies, practices, costs and benefits as well as related policies and needed governance.

The course starts with an introduction on technology transfer for climate change mitigation: what are potential technology options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, what are their climate footprints, what are cost items to consider, how to enhance public acceptance, and what R&D activities exist (are needed) to accelerate development, deployment and diffusion of technology options? 

As part of the course, an interactive workshop will be organised by the UN Climate Technology Centre & Network (CTCN), introducing students into technology transfer practice, with a specific focus on developing countries. Based on concrete examples, students will work in small groups on case studies about how to prioritise sectors and technologies for mitigation within different country contexts. The final part of the programme contains lectures on policies and governance for technologies for mitigation, including a key note lecture by a senior policy practitioner on technology transfer from an international climate policy and negotiation perspective.

The deadline for application for the summer school course is June 1, 2017 with an early-bird registration open till May 9, 2017. More information, a preliminary programme, and the registration link are available at the summerschool webpage.