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Climate Crisis (EN)

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, we only have one decade left to prevent irreversible damage from climate change. We have known about this problem for more than a century and negotiations on climate change have been going on for 30 years. Yet, so far, we haven’t drastically reduced our emissions of greenhouse gases. What explains our failure to act?

Is it because we don’t know how to come up with true interdisciplinary insights, because some people still doubt whether there is a climate change problem, or because we do not like the implications of the solutions proposed by science?

What are our options to deal with climate change, should we mitigate or adapt? Or should we geo-engineer the climate?

What does economics tell us about the costs of climate policy?

What is the politics of international climate negotiations?

Climate Crisis discusses these topics and more.

Lecturers

Prof. dr. Joyeeta Gupta, dr. Karen Paiva Henrique and guest speakers.

Timetable

You can find the timetable on Datanose.
We now expect that all lectures can take place on-campus. However, if the regulations to prevent the spread of the coronavirus are intensified, we may be forced to organise our education online. Course fees will remain unchanged for contract students. Before and during the course, you will be informed about the latest regulations.

As a contract student, please read the course-specific information carefully, since the courses vary in possibilities for contract students.

Entry requirements

Open for second-year and third-year Bachelor's students and other interested parties, such as contract students or students from other institutions. Master's students can only participate if there are still spots available. Please send an email to keuzeonderwijs-iis@uva.nl to be placed on the waiting list. One week prior to the start of the course, you will hear whether or not you can participate.

Registration

Registration is open from 5 December 2022 until one week prior to the start of the course. For students registration proceeds through the GLASS registration rounds. Master’s students can send a short motivation to keuzeonderwijs-iis@uva.nl. ‘Bijvak’ students and contract students can register by completing the online registration form.

Costs

Prices can be found on the IIS website

More information
 

SDGs in education

The IIS strives to reflect current societal issues and challenges in our elective courses, honours modules and degree programmes and attempts to integrate the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in this course. For more information about these goals, please visit the SDGs website.

Facts & Figures
Mode Short-term
Credits 6 ECTS,
Language of instruction English
Starts in February