• Education/Training
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
  • Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research
  • University of Bern

18th International Swiss Climate Summer School 2019

Carbon and Climate in the Paris World: Getting out of the Fossil Fuel Carbon Budget Crunch

2019
Sep 8
2019
Sep 13
Venue
Congressi Stefano Franscini
Monte Verità
Via Collina 84
CH-6612 Ascona
Summerschool 2019
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Summerschool 2019
Summerschool 2019 (Image: ETH Zürich)

This summer school addresses Early Stage Researchers from the climate, engineering, social and economic sciences. In addition to keynote lectures from internationally renowned experts and extensive time for discussions and poster sessions, two half days will be spent in smaller groups working jointly on concrete case studies, involving practitioners.

The theme of the summer school is very timely, as the role and potential of negative emissions is a rapidly emerging topic for science, technology, and policymaking alike, and has also led to several initiatives around the world.

The summer school is motivated by the current paradoxical situation wherein the internationally recognized warming targets of 2°C or even 1.5°C imply a tightly limited fossil fuel emission budget for the entire 21st century, while the trends in the fossil fuel emissions suggest that this budget is consumed within the next one to three decades. With conventional mitigation and adaptation options not sufficiently exploited, humankind may need to deploy unconventional methods to meet its climate target. In this highly interdisciplinary summer school, we will learn about and discuss

  • the nature, size, and controlling processes of this carbon budget,
  • the drivers behind past and future fossil fuel emissions,
  • the climatic consequences of the Paris agreement,
  • the options available to us to create negative emissions, and
  • the socio-economic drivers that can either accelerate or decelerate these developments.

All Summer School participants are expected to present a poster of their research.

For any inquiry, please email summerschool2019@env.eth.ch

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Main organiser

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

Main organiser

Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research

Main organiser

University of Bern

Appointments

Registration
Application Deadline: 11.01.2019

Payment details

Registration Fee: 1300.- CHF

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Languages: English

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