How is Antarctica changing and why should we care?

February 15th, 2018 h. 12.00
Conference Room Orio Zanetto - Scientific Campus

Martin Siegert, Professor,
Imperial College London, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Co-Director, Grantham Institute for Climate Change & Environment


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The PhD in Science and Management of Climate Change offers 4 years fully funded scholarships, one year of intese coursework, world-wide research opportunities, broad international network and highly renowned placement afterwards.

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The main objective of this PhD programme is to prepare experts with a broad and thorough scientific background in economics, in addition to a solid base of original and innovative research on themes regarding the dynamics of climate change, and the methodologies and techniques used in their evaluation and management in terms of mitigation and adaptation measures and policy.

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  1. Dynamic Climatology at the CMCC in Bologna;
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The course is taught entirely in English.

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  • Dynamics of climate variations and change;
  • Methods and techniques for the management of climate change and its impact;
  • Assessment of economic impact of climate change;
  • Cost-benefit analysis of mitigation and adaptation policies;
  • Other issues related to climate change and management of climate-change-related environmental and socio-economic processes.

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