July 15th, 2010
2010 Summer School
EAERE-FEEM-VIU European Summer School on
Climate Change Negotiations
Venice, July 4th-10th, 2010
The 2010 Summer School will take place from the 4th to the 10th of July at the VIU campus on the Island of San Servolo, in Venice, located just in front of St. Mark's Square.This year's School is organized in partnership with ICCG. The theme of this Summer School is Climate Change Negotiations.
Pollution does not respect political boundaries. Classic examples of transboundary pollution include acid deposition, climate change, pollution of the North Sea or the Black Sea, and damage to the stratospheric ozone layer. Transboundary pollution can have regional effects on local ecosystems (e.g., acid deposition in a particular country) or worldwide impacts on global public goods (e.g., biodiversity loss due to climate change). Countries should work together to address these pollution problems – the responsibility for reducing the risks to local or global goods should be shared among the nations that benefit from the reduction. While countries do have a common interest to protect themselves, they may or may not be individually interested in abating pollution voluntarily at a socially optimal level. A country may thus free ride off the abatement efforts of other nations, because no one country can be prevented from enjoying the benefits of pollution risk reduction, regardless of whether or not it contributed to the abatement effort.
The purpose of the Summer School is to investigate some of the key issues emerging from the economic analysis of transboundary pollution, global public good problems, and environmental conflict. The focus will be on climate change as an important example of a worldwide environmental problem requiring global solutions.
The School will be divided in two parts. The first part will be devoted to the theoretical models on international environmental agreements based on game theory. The review of the basic models will be extended to include dynamic models and the analysis of uncertainty on the scope of cooperation. The second part will focus on some of the climate-economy integrated assessment models elaborated to evaluate the effects of different climate policies.
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