2016 Summer School: 11th– 13th of July 2016

Registration period: open from the 4th of April to the 6th of July 2016
Duration:
3 days
Academic Validity:
30hours
Official Language: English

Directors of the Summer School

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Ibon Galarraga
BC3 Basque Centre for Climate Change

Ph.D. in Economics (Environmental Economics) from the University of Bath (UK), M.A. Economics at the University of Essex (UK) and B.A. Economics (speciality of International Economics and Development) at the University of Basque Country.
He has worked as an environmental consultant for many years for both public and private clients such as the World Bank, the Department for International Development of the British Government or the Basque Government. He was co-founder of a consultancy company.
Ibon taught microeconomics and macroeconomics at the University of Bath and Economic Policy at the University of Deusto.
During July 2005 and May 2009, he was the Deputy Minister for the Environment of the Basque Government, Vicepresident of IHOBE and member of the board of the Ente Vasco de la Energía (EVE). While in this position he was in charge of the preparation of the Environmental Framework Programme 2007-2010, the Basque Plan to combat Climate Change 2008-2012 or the Contaminated Soil Plan 2007-2012 among others. Regarding the International sphere, he was the Deputy Co-Chair of the Network of Regional Governments on Sustainable Development (nrg4sd) from 2005-2008 and has actively participated in the CoP 11, CoP 12, CoP 13, CoP 14, COP 15 and COP 16.
During 2013-2015 he was the Deputy Director of BC3.

Personal profile: http://www.bc3research.org/en/ibon_galarraga.html

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Marta Escapa UPV/EHU
University of the Basque Country

Marta Escapa (Ph.D. in Economics, 1996, UPV/EHU) is Associate Professor at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Her research and teaching activity has developed in the area of Economic Analysis and, specifically, in Environmental and Resource Economics. She has over 20 years of research and teaching experience that covers both undergraduate and graduate courses on Natural Resource Economics and Environmental Economics and her research has focused on issues like: International Environmental Agreements on Climate Change; Intergenerational Dimension of Climate Change, Economic Analysis of Fisheries Management; Environmental Fiscal Reform and Unemployment; Solid Waste Management using System Dynamics. The main results from this research have been published in peer review journals with impact factor (JCR) like: Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Environmental and Resource Economics, Energy Economics or Ecological Economics.

She has participated in several competitive projects at regional and national level and in two competitive projects at European level: ELME (“European Lifestyles and the Marine Environment” 2004-2007); MARNET (“Marine Atlantic Regions Network” (2012-2015). Besides, she has been member of different Organizing and Scientific Committees of International Conferences organized by EAERE (European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists) and AERNA (Spanish-Portuguese Association of Resource and Environmental Economics).

She has been involved in the organization of previous editions of this Summer School and has participated in the development of the two Role-Play Games used during the Summer School: “The International Climate Negotiation Game” and “ADAPTECC: A Role-Play Game about Adaptation to Climate Change”.

Faculty of the Summer School

Maria José Sanz (BC3 Basque Centre for Climate Change and IPCC)

Prof,. Maria José Sanz is the Scientific Director of BC3, Basque Centre for Climate Change since January 2016.
Prof. Sanz holds a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the Universidad de Valencia (1991) and has expertise in several scientific areas like Ecophysiology, Air pollution effects, lower and higher plants, Atmospheric dynamics and chemistry, Nitrogen and carbon cycles, Greenhouse Gasses and other related gases, Green house gas inventories, LULUCF and REDD+.
She has been strongly involved in the policy dimension of Climate Change, guiding political decisions carried out at centres such as the FAO (United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation) or the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change). She has an expertise on multilateral processes, regulatory frameworks, policy measures and instruments of Climate Change Policy, and led the implementation of different programmes with a multidisciplinary-based approach.
Among other appointments, Prof. Sanz was a member of the Spanish Delegation and Advisor to the Ministry of Environment for Climate Change Negotiations (2000 – 2007), and member of the CDM Executive Board, representing Europe in 2007.

Personal profile: http://www.bc3research.org/es/marijose_sanz.html

Anil Markandya (BC3 Basque Centre for Climate Change and IPCC)

Professor Markandya is a resource economist who has worked in this field for over thirty years and is acknowledged as one of the leading authorities. He is the former Scientific Director of BC3, Basque Centre for Climate Change.

He graduated from the London School of Economics with a Master of Science in Econometrics in 1968 and was awarded his Ph.D. on the Economics of the Environment in 1975.Since then he has divided his time between academic and advisory work. On the academic side he has published widely in the areas of climate change, environmental valuation, environmental policy, energy and environment, green accounting, macroeconomics and trade. Some of his best-known works include, ´Blueprint for a Green Economy’, ´Green Accounting in Europe’, ´Reconciling Trade and Development’ and ´Cleaning the Ganges’.He has held academic positions at the universities of Princeton, Berkeley and Harvard in the US and at University College London and Bath University in the UK.He was a lead author for Chapters of the 3rd and 4th IPCC Assessment Reports on Climate Change.Professor Markandya has worked extensively on climate change and energy and environment issues and has received a number of awards.He was one of the core team that drafted the IPCC 4th Assessment that was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.In 2008 he was nominated by Cambridge University as one of the 50 most influential thinkers on sustainability in the world.Professor Markandya has also been an advisor to many national and international organizations, including all the international development banks, UNDP, the EU and the governments of India and the UK. At the World Bank he was a Lead Advisor and worked closely on energy and environmental issues with many governments in Asia, Central Europe and the Former Soviet Union.

Personal profile: http://www.bc3research.org/anil_markandya.html

Iñigo Losada (IH Cantabria and IPCC)

Iñigo Losada is the Research Director at IH Cantabria. He has also been Director of the Department of Water and Environmental Sciences and Techniques (2000-2003) and is Professor of Hydraulic Engineering at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the University of Cantabria. He holds a Doctorate in Civil Engineering from the University of Cantabria and a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Delaware (USA) where he worked as a researcher at the Center for Applied Coastal Research from 1989 to 1992. Iñigo has been lead researcher in projects within the Spanish National Plan, the European Union and other international research agencies. He has also led over 50 transfer projects for the United Nations, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Council of Europe and several national and international companies and public administrations. He is lead researcher of the Unique Scientific and Technological Infrastructure “Cantabria Coastal and Ocean Basin”. His work has received various national and international awards. Among other things, he is the only Spanish “Coordinating Leading Author” of the 5th report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), in which he coordinates the section on impacts and adapting to climate change in coastal areas.

Personal profile: http://www.ihcantabria.com/en/ips/item/401-inigo-losada/401-inigo-losada

Alina Averchenkova (Co-Head Policy, Grantham Research Institute, London School of Economics)

Alina joined the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change from KPMG, where she was Global Director for Climate Change and Carbon. She has fourteen years of experience in climate policy and international development.

Prior to KPMG, Alina has worked for a carbon-asset manager, First Climate, in Zurich, focusing on policies related to carbon markets. Before that, as a Programme Officer at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change based in Bonn, she supported international negotiations on post-2012 climate change regime.

Her professional experience also includes work for the Environmental Defence Fund in Washington, DC, focusing on climate policy in economies in transition; for Metroeconomica Ltd on resource abundance and economic growth, and for the Bureau of Economic Analysis, on climate policy in Russia.

Alina has extensive experience in providing advisory and capacity building services to governments, UN organisations and private sector, and in facilitating interministerial and multi-stakeholder dialogues on climate change.

Alina holds a BSc in Geography from Moscow State University, and an MSc and a PhD in Economics and International Development from the University of Bath, focused on factors of effectiveness of international climate change regime.

Research interests: Design of the international climate change regime,Low emission development strategies in developing countries,Climate finance, Subnational action around low carbon and green growth.

Personal Profile: Alina Averchenkova

Christoph Bohringer (University of Oldenburg)

Since May 1st, 2012, Prof. Dr. Christoph Böhringer has been a member of the Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation that was established by the German government.

Christoph Böhringer is professor for economic policy at the Carl von Ossietzky University in Oldenburg. After his graduation as industrial engineer from the Technical University of Karlsruhe, he received a doctorate in economics at the University of Stuttgart in 1995, where he became head of the section „Energy Economics“ at the Institute for Energy Economics and the Rational Use of Energy (IER). From 1999 to 2006, he led the department „Environmental and Resource Economics, Environmental Management” at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim. In 2002, he habilitated in economics at the University of Regensburg and in 2004 he became professor of economics at the University of Heidelberg. In early 2007, he moved from Mannheim respectively Heidelberg to Oldenburg, where he now holds the chair of „Economic Policy“. His research activities focus on the economic impact assessment of regulation, especially in the fieldof environmental, energy and climate policy. His scientific findings have been published in many internationally renowned journals. Prof. Böhringer is research professor at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) and member of the German National Committee on Global Change Research (NKGCF) set up by the German Research Association (DFG) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Personal Profile: http://www.uni-oldenburg.de/en/wire/vwl/economic-policy/persons/prof-dr-boehringer/

Gonzalo Saenz de Miera (Spanish Association for Energy Economy (AEEE))

Gonzalo Saenz de Miera holds a PhD in Applied Economics from the Autonomous University of Madrid and Masters in International Political Economy from the University of Warwick (UK). Currently, he is Director of Regulatory Prospective at Iberdrola,director of the Energy Business Master’s Degree at Spain’s Energy Club and chairman of the Spanish Association for Energy Economy (AEEE).

The Spanish Association for Energy Economics (AEEE) was funded in 2004 in order to facilitate both professional communication and exchange of ideas between people interested in Energy Economics. It also aims to inform and educate the society in the field of Energy Economics as well as fostering international cooperation in this area.

Personal profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gonzalo-saenz-de-miera-0283655

Sergio H. Faria (BC3 Basque Centre for Climate Change)

Sergio H. Faria holds a doctorate in Natural Sciences (summa cum laude) from the Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany (2003) and Master in Physics (summa com laude) from the Federal University of Paraná, Brazil. Sergio H. Faria is a multidisciplinary researcher on Earth and planetary sciences, social dynamics, and complex systems.He is adjoint Presidential Professor at the Nagaoka University of Technology (NUT), Japan. Sergio H. Faria is head of the BC3 Environmental Physics Group and head of the Team “Climate Change, Environment and Human Well-Being”, part of the Doctorate Programme “Quaternary: Environmental Change and Human Ecological Footprint” of the University of the Basque Country (EHU/UPV). He is the European Coordinator of the “GIGAKU Education Programme for Innovative Global Engineers” (GIGAKU-IGLOBE) led by Nagaoka University of Technology (NUT) and funded by MEXT, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan. Formerly he was Assistant Professor of Geosciences at the University of Göttingen, Germany (2006-2011), Research Associate at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences Leipzig, Germany (2004-2006), Research Associate at the Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany (2003-2004) and Assistant Professor of Physics at the Federal University of Paraná, Brazil (2003).He did several stays in Antarctica and Greenland, in particular as ice core scientist during two EPICA-DML* deep-drilling expeditions (2003-2004 and 2005-2006) to Kohnen Station (75º00’S, 00º04’E), Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica. Through these activities he became most likely the first Brazilian to perform long term research activities on the Antarctic plateau, as well as the first Brazilian to take part on a polar deep drilling expedition.

*EPICA = European Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica; DML = Dronning Maud Land.

Personal Profile: http://www.bc3research.org/es/sergio_faria.html

Guillem Chust (AZTI-Tecnalia, Marine Research Division)

Guillem Chust holds aPhD in Ecology (2002, University of Paul Sabatier, France).He held Postdoc position at CNRS (France) in 2002-2004.Since 2005, is Senior Researcher at AZTI (Marine Research Division).
Research interest: marine ecology and climate change impacts in ocean and coastal ecosystems.
He is Leader of competitive national projects and WPs of European projects (MEECE, Euro-Basin).
Some Relevant publications:
Chust et al. 2014. Biomass changes and trophic amplification of plankton in a warmer ocean. Global Change Biology. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12562.
Chust et al. 2013. Latitudinal phytoplankton distribution and the neutral theory of biodiversity. Global Ecology and Biogeography 22: 531-543.
Valle et al. 2014. Projecting future distribution of the seagrass Zostera noltii under global warming and sea level rise. Biological conservation 170: 74-85.

Personal profile: http://www.azti.es/join-azti-tecnalia/team/name/guillem-chust/

Alejandro Cearreta (University of the Basque Country)

Alejandro Cearreta graduated in Geology (University of the Basque Country) and holds a PhD in Geology (University of Exeter).

Alejandro Cearreta is responsible for the Master degree in Quaternary: Environmental Changes and Human Fingerprint, for the PhD Programme in Quaternary: Environmental Changes and Human Fingerprint, for the UFI (Formation and Research Unit) in Quaternary: Environmental Changes and Human Fingerprint (UFI11/09).

Alejandro is leader of the Harea-Coastal Geology research group (IT767-13 at the University of the Basque Country.

He is responsible of the Joaquín Gómez de Llarena Laboratory (Geo-Q Research Centre, Sociedad de Ciencias Aranzadi) and Editor of the CKQ (Estudios de Cuaternario/ Kuaternario Ikasketak/ Quaternary Studies) Journal, ISSN 2174-3703, published by the Sociedad de Ciencias Aranzadi.

His research interests are: Recent geology of the coastal area: historical transformation, modern characteristics and environmental regeneration and Quaternary environmental evolution of coastal ecosystems: multiproxy analysis of the sedimentary record.

Personal profile: http://www.ehu.eus/en/web/estratipaleo/alejandro-cearreta

Chairs of the sessions

Marta Olazabal (BC3, Basque Centre for Climate Change)/Chair Session 1

Marta Olazabal is post-doctoral researcher at the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3). She is Chemical Engineer by training specialized in Environment (School of Engineering of Bilbao, 2004). Combining work and studies, Marta gained an MSc on Environmental Engineering in 2009 and a PhD in the Department of Land Economy of the University of Cambridge in 2014. Marta has undertaken scientific stays in research institutes of Germany (IÖR, Dresden), The Netherlands (IVAM, Amsterdam) and United Kingdom (University of Newcastle, School of Civil Engineering & Geosciences, Newcastle upon Tyne). In 2011, she co-funded the Urban Resilience Young Researchers Network (URBNet) and she is also member of other international networks related to cities and resilience. Working mainly within the local scale, Marta collaborates in different national and international projects. Applying both quantitative and qualitative methods, her research aims to facilitate governance towards urban sustainability and resilience in the context of climate change.

Personal Profile: http://www.bc3research.org/en/marta_olazabal.html

Elisa Sainz de Murieta (BC3, Basque Centre for Climate Change)/Chair Session 3

Elisa Sainz de Murieta holds a PhD in Geological Sciences (Geo-economics) from the University of the Basque Country (2016). Her thesis dissertation assessed the environmental and economic impacts of sea-level rise on the Basque Coast.Elisa obtained a BSc. in Geological Sciences from the University of the Basque Country in 2001 and then she moved to Madrid to study a Master course in Environmental Engineering and Management at the School of Industrial Organization in Madrid. In 2002 she joined an industrial business group, where she was in charge of quality management related issues, and in 2005 she was appointed General Director of Biodiversity of the Basque Government. After working as a policy-maker, in 2009 she decided to explore the world of the academia and started a new Master course on Quaternary and Environmental Change studies. Elisa joined the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) In 2010 with the aim of developing her PhD. During her period at BC3, she has also been involved in several research projects related to the economics of adaptation and the economic valuation of ecosystem services (e.g. Climbe, Econadapt).Her current main interests are related to exploring the science-climate policy interface, as well as assessing the impacts and adaptation policies for coastal areas. She is also interested in the Anthropocene and the facts behind this potential new geological epoch.

http://www.bc3research.org/es/elisa_sainz_de_murieta.html

Programme

11th of July - Mitigation, Impacts, Adaptation & Vulnerability to Climate Change

9:00-9:30 Welcome and opening of 2016 Summer School
Maria José Sanz and Ibon Galarraga (BC3, Basque Centre for Climate Change)
9:30-10:30 Current challenges in the impacts and adaptation to climate change
Anil Markandya (BC3, Basque Centre for Climate Change and IPCC)
10:30-11:30 REDD and climate change
Maria José Sanz (BC3, Basque Centre for Climate Change and IPCC)
11:30-12:00 Break
12:00-13:00 Adapting to Sea Level Rise
Iñigo Losada (IH Cantabria and IPCC)
13:00-13:30 Synthesis Session
Marta Olazabal (BC3, Basque Centre for Climate Change)

12th of July – Climate Policy

9:15-9:30 Opening Session
9:30-10:30 International climate policy: The Aftermath of Paris
Alina Averchenkova (Grantham Research Institute on CC, LSE)
10:30-11:30 Carbon policy and the structure of global trade
Christoph Bohringer (University of Oldenburg)
11:30-12:00 Break
12:00-13:00 The Paris meeting outcome: the vision of an international power utility
Gonzalo Saenz de Miera (Asociación Española de Economía Energética)
13:00-13:45 Poster Presenting Session
13:45-14:00 Synthesis Session
Ibon Galarraga (BC3, Basque Centre for Climate Change)
14:00-15:30 Break
15:30-17:30 Donostia United Nations Summit/ Adaptation Theory Game
Moderator: Marta Escapa (UPV/EHU) and Josu Lucas (BC3)
Participants: all the students
18:00-20:30 Social Event
Cycling tour and “pintxos” night

13th of July – Climate Science

9:15-9:30 Opening Session
9:30-10:30 Current challenges in climate science
Sergio H. Faria (BC3, Basque Centre for Climate Change)
10:30-11:30 Marine ecosystems in a warming ocean
Guillem Chust (AZTI-Tecnalia)
11:30-12:00 Break
12:00-13:00 The Anthropocene is functionally and stratigraphically distinct from the Holocene
Alejandro Cearreta (UPV-EHU)
13:00-13:30 Conclusions and future developments
Elisa Sainz de Murieta(BC3, UPV/EHU) and Marta Escapa

Presentations

11th of July – Mitigation, Impacts, Adaptation & Vulnerability to Climate Change

Current challenges in the impacts and adaptation to climate change
Anil Markandya (BC3, Basque Centre for Climate Change and IPCC)

REDD and climate change
Maria José Sanz (BC3, Basque Centre for Climate Change and IPCC)

Adapting to Sea Level Rise
Iñigo Losada (IH Cantabria and IPCC)

12th of July – Climate Policy

International climate policy_The Aftermath of Paris
Alina Averchenkova (Grantham Research Institute on CC, LSE)

Carbon policy and the structure of global trade
Christoph Bohringer (University of Oldenburg)

The Paris meeting outcome_the vision of an international power utility
Gonzalo Saenz de Miera  (Asociación Española de Economía Energética)

13th of July – Climate Science

Current challenges in climate science
Sergio H. Faria  (BC3, Basque Centre for Climate Change)

Marine ecosystems in a warming ocean
Guillem Chust (AZTI-Tecnalia)

The Anthropocene is functionally and stratigraphically distinct from the Holocene
Alejandro Cearreta (UPV-EHU)

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