Introduction

Visual presentation of the BC3-UPV/EHU Summer School

This video is a short introduction to this intensive three day course organized by the BC3, Basque Centre for Climate Change and UPV/EHU (University of the Basque Country) on Climate Change in the Uda Ikastaroak Framework.

Objectives of the 8th edition " Climate Change in an Era of Uncertainty "

The objective of the summer school is to offer an updated and recent view of the ongoing trends in Climate Change research in an annual basis. This eighth edition of the Summer School will continue with the multidisciplinary approach and focus on the international climate policy after Paris.

As in previous editions, the structure of the school will follow the IPCC (International Panel for Climate Change) general meetings, with two sessions devoted to the subjects of the three IPCC Working Groups: climate science, adaptation and impact and mitigations of climate change. The third day will focus on the key drivers that will make it possible to accelerate the transition towards a low carbon economy. In the previous edition, the course focused on the factors behind the paradigm shift in the international policymaking that were to lead to the Paris Agreement. However, since then many things have happened. The Paris Agreement entered into force on the 4 November 2016. Additionally, the US involvement and participation in the UN Climate process is at risk after the US presidential elections that took place four days later. Meanwhile, time is running out to tackle climate change. Some scientists claim that the Arctic is on track to be free of sea ice in the next decades for the first time in more than 100,000 years.

Different speakers will try to cover all the current key issues in climate change such as: artic sea ice, ocean circulation, see level rise, impacts on water, food and health, mitigation options, climate policy and economic instruments for speeding up the transition to a low carbon future. The school is open to PhD Students, postdoctoral fellows and other researchers as well as policy makers interested in acquiring a deep understanding of climate change and the policies designed to fight it. The final aim of this summer school is becoming an integral part of an European Master course offered by the UPV/EHU in a near future.

BC3-UPV/EHU Summer School: Directors of this 7th edition

Dr. Mikel González-Eguino
(BC3, Basque Centre for Climate Change)

Dr. Alberto Ansuategi
(University of the Basque Country).

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