Climate Risk Management and Economics

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Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. soc. oec. Reinhard Madlener

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This interdisciplinary seminar deals with economic aspects of climate change and its risks. The first part of the course will consist of presentations by the lecturers and discussions. Students will be introduced to climate change and learn to view this phenomenon from different angles such as economic, technological, sociological and ecological ones. In the second part of the course we will deal with more specific topics related to climate change risks, such as catastrophic events, ecosystem conservation, emission scenarios, political uncertainty, multilateral agreements, resource and energy usage and technological uncertainty. Students will be assigned a topic to work on for the remainder of the course. Students are expected to present their findings by giving a seminar talk and by writing a seminar paper in the style of a review article (e.g. Nature Reviews)