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Climate Governance

Sharing the European Experience

30 September – 10 November 2019 | Online course

Early Bird Special: 25% discount if you register by 15 July 2019!

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 the future.

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This course 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. 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.

  • Who will benefit from this course?

    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.

    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.
    The course will be taught in English.
  • Course Directors

    Jos Delbeke is a Professor at the European University Institute (School of Transnational Governance) in Florence and at the KU Leuven in Belgium.
    He was the Director-General of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Climate Action from its creation in 2010 until 2018. He holds a PhD in economics (Leuven) and joined the European Commission in 1986.
    He was closely involved in setting the EU’s climate and energy targets for 2020 and 2030, and was a key player in developing EU legislation on cars and fuels, the EU’s Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), air quality, emissions from big industrial installations and chemicals (REACH). As an economist, he has always underlined the role of market-based instruments and of cost-benefit analysis in the field of the environment.
    Mr Delbeke was responsible for developing Europe’s International Climate Change strategy and was for several years the European Commission’s chief negotiator at the UNFCCC Conferences of the Parties.

    Peter Vis is an Adviser at the European Commission’s European Political Strategy Centre (since 1 April 2018), working as part of the Sustainable Development Team. He was previously an Adviser in DG MOVE (Transport & Mobility) where he specialised in the decarbonisation of transport.
    Peter was the 2014-2015 EU Visiting Fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford University, UK. He has worked for the European Commission for 29 years, mostly in the areas of climate change, renewable energy and transport. From 2010-2014 he was Head of Cabinet to the European Commissioner for Climate Action, Connie Hedegaard. He also worked in the Cabinet of Andris Piebalgs, European Commissioner for Energy from 2007-2010. He graduated from Cambridge University, UK, with a Master of Arts degree in History (1986).

    Course Co-Director

    Isabella Alloisio is Research Associate at the Florence School of Regulation Energy and Climate of the European University Institute. She teaches sustainable development and access to sustainable energy at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. She is member of the expert group on sustainable energy of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN/DESA).
    Dr Alloisio was Senior Researcher at Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), where she led the Sustainable Development and Climate Finance Research areas. She was Scientific Coordinator at the International Center for Climate Governance. She managed the Italian hub of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network. She was Scientist at Fondazione Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change and Project Manager at MEDREG, the Association of Mediterranean Energy Regulators.
    Dr Alloisio holds a PhD in International Law and Economics from Bocconi University, and a MPhil in International Relations from the Geneva Graduate Institute. She was Visiting Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley.

    Experts from European Commission and more…

    In addition, several European specialists on Climate Governance are involved in the course and the live online panels,Commission)

  • Structure of the Course

    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

  • Choose your Learning Path

    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

  • Course 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.
  • Terms and conditions, cancellation policy

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    • Terms and Conditions
    By registering for Executive Education courses at the EUI, the participant accepts the following terms and conditions:
    • Registration
    The participant may register for Executive Education courses via the online application form. Please note that submission of an online registration form does not yet ensure a participation in the chosen courses. The EUI needs 3 working days to determine whether the participant fulfils the admission criteria and whether places are available in the course. If space is available, the EUI will provide the participant with an e-mail confirmation of his/her registration and with payment details. If a course is already fully booked, the participant will be placed on a waiting list of applicants and contacted as soon as space becomes available. A registration becomes binding with the receipt of the confirmation e-mail. Please note that participation is only guaranteed after the EUI has received the full payment fee.
    • Cancellations, Transfers, and Substitutions by participant
    If a participant is unable to attend, he/she can cancel the registration, or arrange a substitution. Cancellations must be received in writing (e-mail or fax) at least 21 days before the Executive Education course begins. Cancellations received 21 – 8 days before the start of the course will incur a cancellation charge of 50% of the course fee. Cancellation 7 or less days before the course , or if the participant fails to notify the EUI of his/her cancellation and he/she does not attend, the full fee will be retained. A transfer to another course within the same academic year is possible free of charge, provided that space is available. Substitution of a participant registered is possible free of charge at any time. However, the substitute needs to be proposed to the EUI 5 business days prior to the first seminar day. The EUI reserves the right to turn down the proposed substitute, should he/she not meet the required qualifications as indicated on our website.
    • Cancellation by the EUI
    The EUI reserves the right to change seminar directors and/or dates as well as to cancel courses. In case of cancellation of a course, the participant will be notified and may cancel his/her registration or transfer to another course free of charge (subject to availability and respective qualification). If the participant has already paid the course fee, the payment will be returned. The EUI is not responsible for any other costs incurred by participants (e.g. travel costs, accommodation, etc.) if, for any reason, a course is cancelled.
    • Services, Fees, and Discounts
    The respective course fee includes:
    • participation in all modules of the course, including lectures, group work, discussions, and panels;
    • course material, including case studies, written material, and additional documents provided before, during, and after the course;
    • in case applicable: access to the EUI course environment ,
    • a certificate of participation after successful completion of the course.
    By registering for an executive education course, the participant accepts and agrees to abide by the EUI policies.
  • Contact

    In case you have further queries contact the course coordinator, Chiara Canestrini: Chiara Canestrini@eui.eu

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