New course: Climate Risk Management


In the winter term 2017/2018, Prof. Dr. Thomas Lontzek and Prof. Dr. Reinhard Madlener teach a new course on "Climate Risk Management. The course deals with the following topics:

• Introduction to climate change and its risks

• Renewable energy use (incl. biomass co-firing)

• Land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF)

• Carbon capture and storage (CCS)

• Discounting of damages from climate change

• The economics of climate change (+ ‘The Climate Casino’)

• Risk management and real options analysis

• Geoengineering: options and risks

• Integrated assessment models (IAMs) of climate and the economy • Catastrophic events and major tipping points in the climate system

For further information click h ere.