|Course level||Master, open to PhD staff and professionals|
|Recommended course combination||Session 1: Global Health, The Economics of Urbanization|
Session 2: Feeding the Billions: Challenges and Innovation in Food and Water Security
|Session 3|| 28 July to 11 August 2018
|Co-ordinating lecturer||Dr Philipp Pattberg|
|Other lecturers||Oscar Widerberg
|Form(s) of tuition||Lectures, excursions, discussions, group work, games|
|Form(s) of assessment||Short essay (1500 words)|
Master or PhD students and professions with an interest in climate action and policy. If you have doubts about your eligibility for the course, please let us know. Students who are in their final year of bachelors studies or have obtained a full bachelors degree are able to register for this course. Our courses are multi-disciplinary and therefore are open to students and professionals with a wide variety of backgrounds.
At the end of this course, you will:
Philipp Pattberg is professor of transnational environmental governance and policy at and head of the Department of Environmental Policy Analysis, Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), VU Amsterdam. He teaches Master’s courses in environmental governance at the Faculty of Sciences and the Faculty of Social Sciences. Pattberg specializes in the study of global environmental politics, with a focus on private transnational governance, multi-stakeholder partnerships, network theory and institutional analysis. His work has been published in leading scientific journals including Annual Review of Environment and Resources, European Journal of International Relations, Global Environmental Politics, Governance, and Science. Pattberg’s most recent book is the Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Governance and Politics (co-edited with Fariborz Zelli, Edward Elgar 2015).
“Climate Change is the most pressing challenge of our time. Coming to Amsterdam will equip you with the necessary tools to contribute to a solution.”
Oscar Widerberg is Assistant Professor at the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM). He has been studying and working with sustainability issues for the past 10 years, both in academia and in the private sector. Dr. Widerberg’s research focuses on how cities, companies and other non-state actors engage with climate change. He has a bachelor in international relations from Malmo University, a master in environmental science from Utrecht University and a PhD from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
The course includes three excursions: