Belpasso International Summer School on Environmental and Resource Economics

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Call for Applications

Belpasso International Summer School on Environmental and Resource Economics

Deadline: 15 May, 2013

The Department of Agri-food and Environmental Systems Management (DiGeSA) at the University of Catania, in cooperation with the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and with the support of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE), organise the Belpasso International Summer School on Environmental and Resource Economics.

The 2013 Summer School will take place from the 1st to the 7th of September in Belpasso, a city in the Province of Catania, Sicily, Italy. The theme of this Summer School is "Frontiers in Economics of Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction – Financing Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Adaptation".

The School will bring together researchers and policy experts from the disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) fields, to learn about and discuss the advantages and pitfalls of economic and financial policy instruments that serve both purposes, and to share experience and lessons learned.

FACULTY and LECTURE TOPICS

Dr. Swenja Surminski, Grantham Research Institute and the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, London School of Economics
The role of insurance in reducing climate and disaster risks

Prof. Jeroen Aerts, Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Amsterdam
Trends and adaptation options in Flood risk management

Dr. Laurens Bouwer, DELTARES
Projections of future risks from weather-related extreme event

Dr. Reinhard Mechler, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and University of Vienna
Economics and economic instruments for building resilience

Dr. Carlos Mario Gomez, University of Alcala’ de Henares, Spain
Water markets and other market-based policy instruments for addressing water scarcity and droughts

Dr. Gonzalo Delacàmara, University of Alcala’ de Henares, Spain
Water markets and other market-based policy instruments for addressing water scarcity and droughts

Dr. Jaroslav Mysiak, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei and Euro Mediterranean Center for Climate Change
Economic policy instruments for flood risk management

ADMISSION AND SCHOLARSHIPS

The Summer School is targeted to doctoral and post-doctoral students.
Admission is conditional on the presentation by each student of his/her doctoral work; therefore PhD students who want to apply need to be advanced in their PhD and need to have written at least one substantive chapter. It is not necessary that PhD applicants have completely finished their thesis.

Application is restricted to 2013 EAERE members, both European and Non-European citizens. Given the highly interactive activities planned at the Summer School, the number of participants is limited to 20.

There is no participation fee. All applicants can apply for a scholarship.
For further information on application and funding please access the Summer School Website at http://www.biss2013.it/application.html or contact the Summer School Secretariat.

Deadlines

All applications must arrive to the Summer School Secretariat by May 15th, 2013.
Acceptance notifications will be sent out from May 30th, 2013.

Accepted students must confirm their participation by June 15th, 2013.
Final papers for presentation must be received by the Summer School Secretariat before July 15st, 2013.
Accepted applicants that do not respect the following deadlines will not be admitted to the Summer School.

Scholarships

Applicants may apply for a scholarship which will include: – accommodation and subsistence expenses directly covered for the duration of the Summer School (7 nights in double room);
– surface transport from Catania airport to Belpasso.

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