13 September 2021 - 17 September 2021
As an invited lecturer for the JVI (Joint Vienna Institute), Dr. Thomas Schinko facilitates a lecture on climate change economics to policy makers from around the world. The course is aimed at staff from ministries and other public institutions, who are involved in analysing and developing climate change related socio-economic policies and strategies at both national and international level.
The one-week course will review various dimensions of climate change economics and discuss policy options to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Dr. Schinko's lecture on The Science and Economics of Climate Change and Climate Policy will focus on the topic of climate-related risks and various development scenarios as well as on the pillars of international climate policy.
Climate Change Economics Course @ JVI
While its long-term economic, social, and welfare implications are still difficult to predict, it is evident that climate change is already taking a massive toll. This course will review the various dimensions of climate change economics and discuss policy options to mitigate and adapt to climate change. In particular, we will seek answers to the following questions: What is the current understanding of climate change, its dynamics, and potential tipping points? What are the main macroeconomic, structural, social and financial sector implications of climate change? What are the country-specific consequences and policy priorities of climate change in the JVI region? What mitigation measures can be used to contain greenhouse gas emissions, e.g. carbon taxes vs. emission trading programs? What adaptation policies can increase countries’ resilience to climate change? What is the government’s role in supporting low-carbon energy production and technological innovation? What is the role of international policy coordination?
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Acting Research Group Leader and Research Scholar Equity and Justice Research Group - Population and Just Societies Program
Hochrainer-Stigler, S., Schinko, T. , Hof, A., & Ward, P.J. (2021). Adaptive risk management strategies for governments under future climate and socioeconomic change: An application to riverine flood risk at the global level. Environmental Science & Policy 125, 10-20. 10.1016/j.envsci.2021.08.010.
Schinko, T. (2021). Fostering social learning through role-play simulations to operationalize comprehensive climate risk management. In: Evidence for Action 2021 Symposium.
SDG7 Technical Advisory Group, (2021). Leveraging Energy Action for Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals: Policy Briefs in Support of the High-Level Political Forum. United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)
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