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Introduction to Climate Governance

5 WEEK Online Course

Sharing the European experience on Climate Governance with policy-makers worldwide

Facts about climate change are worrying citizens and policy-makers across the globe. Since Climate Change became a subject of international concern in the early 1990s, many actions have been undertaken. However, new evidence suggests that these are not sufficient to keep the increase in global average temperature well below 2°C compared to pre-industrial levels.

We know today that we have to step up action in all countries. What are the lessons learnt from the past to introduce the most effective policy measures and which are the most promising areas in which to accelerate action?

Focusing on the European approach to climate change policies, the course aims to share and compare experiences and discuss possible paths for future climate governance.

By sharing the experience of creating a common climate policy amongst 28 EU Member States and overcoming their social, economic and political differences, the course will provide useful insights and reflections for transnational cooperation and negotiations at the international level.

This training will provide policy-makers and practitioners working on the implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions of the Paris Agreement with an introduction to the instruments and policies that have been developed within the European Union.

Course director
Jos Delbeke
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  • Dates
    30 Sep 2019 - 10 Nov 2019
  • Level
    Highlights
  • Type
    Online
  • Workload
    4-8 hours/week
  • Register by
    25 Sep 2019
OUTCOMES

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Critically assess the main steps the EU and its Members States have undertaken as to set-up a comprehensive Climate Policy framework;
  • Evaluate the benefits and challenges of different policy instruments used by European policy-makers;
  • Apply the European approach to other policy contexts;
  • Define concrete measures needed to accelerate policy action with a global perspective.

By sharing the experience of creating a common climate policy amongst 28 EU Member States and overcoming their social, economic and political differences, the course will provide useful insights and reflections for transnational cooperation and negotiations at the international level.

AUDIENCE & LEVELS

This course is open to public and private sector professionals, in particular from non-European countries wishing to get a deeper insight into European climate policies. As to be able to join the course no specific requirements are necessary.

The participants can take the course on 3 different levels:

  • Life-long learner Get access to all the course material and decide when and how you want to study. Get access to the life classes with the course directors and our world-class guest faculty. On request you may receive a certificate stating that you have been duly registered to this course.
  • Community Member Get access to all the course material and life classes. Engage with instructors and other course participants in forum discussions and small activities. Upon successful completion of all activities and the final quiz you will receive a certificate of successful completion
  • Mini-Master Get access to all material and all learning activities of the course. In addition, you will work within a small group on a three-page policy proposal that will be discussed with policy experts and decision-makers in a live class at the end of the course. Upon successful peer review, the policy-paper will be published on the School’s webpage as Policy Brief.

The amount of time required to take this course depends on the aimed course level as well as the level of expertise in the subject prior to joining the course

STRUCTURE

Welcome to the course
Welcome session: Monday 30 September at 2pm

Week 1: Introducing the cornerstones of international and European climate policies
Monday 30 September – Sunday 6 October 2019
Live class with Jos Delbeke: Thursday 3 October at 2pm-3pm CEST

Week 2: One size fits all? The many instruments of EU Climate Policy
Monday 7 October – Sunday 13 October 2019
Live class with Peter Vis: Thursday 10 October at 2-3pm CEST

Week 3: The EU Emissions Trading System
Monday 14 October – Sunday 20 October 20198
Live class with Peter Vis: Thursday 17 October at 2-3pm

Week 4: The role of Energy in the EU Decarbonisation Pathway
Monday 21 October – Sunday 27 October 2019
Live class with Isabella Alloisio: Thursday 24 October at 2-3pm CEST

Week 5: Sharing the effort: The EU transport sector
Monday 28 October – Sunday 3 November 2019
Live class with Peter Vis: Thursday 31 October at 2-3pm CET

Week 6: Financing the transition to a low-carbon economy
Monday 4 November – Sunday 10 November 2019
Live Class with Jos Delbeke: Thursday 7 November at 2-3pm CET

Submission of Policy paper (only for those choosing the Learning Path ‘Mini-master’) by Thursday 21 November.
Feedback on policy papers during a live session with the course directors

Certificates

Upon successful completion of the course activities, participants of the course will receive a digital certificate that can be share on social channels

Fees
  • Course fee: 850 €
  • Students (with certificate of current studies): 400 €
  • Early bird discount of 25% for those who apply by 15 July 2019

Course fee includes: access to online activities (including live seminars) and materials, online profile during course run. In some countries, tuition fees for continuing education programmes are fully tax-deductible as professional training expenses.

The Learning Approach
Personalised learning  
This course offers three different engagement levels, based on your prior knowledge and the amount of time you can dedicate to the course.  
Live class
Every week, participants-led sessions to deep dive into the topic and interact with your instructors. Live classes are always recorded. 
Badges 
This course gives you instant feedback on your activity in the form of badges. The badges will be converted in the final certificate, which can be shared on your social networks. 
Group work
A chance to collaborate with your peers on a real-life case and discuss it with the main experts in the field.
Course Faculty

Any doubt?
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Jos Delbeke | Sharing the European Experience

This new interactive online course is the first of its kind, being directed by the key EU policy-makers sharing their first-hand experience of setting up a comprehensive climate policy.

Course in numbers
1
Edition
40
Participants
21
Countries
80%
Completion rate

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