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Kiel Institute for the World Economy IfW; Helmholtz-Centre for Ocean Research GEOMAR; Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel; Excellence Cluster ??Future Ocean

June 09-15, 2013
7th Kiel Institute Summer School on Economic Policy "The Challenge of Climate Engineering"
Kiel, IfW, Germany
Climate change poses a major challenge to governments, industry and society. Since international negotiations on the control of greenhouse gas emissions have so far not led to an agreement that is able to avoid dangerous climate change, researchers, governments, and actors in civil society have started to consider, among other things, new options that could support the mitigation of climate change. Carbon capture and storage and climate engineering, including both carbon dioxide removal (CDR) and solar radiation management (SRM), are prominent options considered. Before testing or implementing any of these options, the economic, social, ethical and technical aspects as well as the associated risks need to be evaluated. The summer school aims to provide information on the current state of developments in the field of climate engineering covering a variety of disciplines. The summer school addresses PhD students and researchers from various disciplines, as well as members of policy institutions. It comprises lectures by professors, presentations by participants, reading time, consultation sessions and social events. Participants are expected to actively engage in debates on the topics discussed in class and jointly prepare the panel discussion with policy makers at the final day of the summer school. [gem?_?? den Informationen des Anbieters - according to site editor's information]
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