The 2013 Summer School will take place from the 1st to the 7th of September in Belpasso, a city in the Province of Catania, Sicily, Italy. The theme of this Summer School is "Frontiers in Economics of Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction - Financing Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Adaptation".
The School will bring together researchers and policy experts from the disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) fields, to learn about and discuss the advantages and pitfalls of economic and financial policy instruments that serve both purposes, and to share experience and lessons learned.
FACULTY and LECTURE TOPICS
Dr. Swenja Surminski, Grantham Research Institute and the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, London School of Economics The role of insurance in reducing climate and disaster risks
Prof. Jeroen Aerts, Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Amsterdam Trends and adaptation options in Flood risk management
Dr. Laurens Bouwer, DELTARES Projections of future risks from weather-related extreme event
Dr. Reinhard Mechler, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and University of Vienna Economics and economic instruments for building resilience
Dr. Carlos Mario Gomez, University of Alcala' de Henares, Spain Water markets and other market-based policy instruments for addressing water scarcity and droughts
Dr. Gonzalo Delacàmara, University of Alcala' de Henares, Spain Water markets and other market-based policy instruments for addressing water scarcity and droughts
Dr. Jaroslav Mysiak, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei and Euro Mediterranean Center for Climate Change Economic policy instruments for flood risk management
ADMISSION AND SCHOLARSHIPS
The Summer School is targeted to doctoral and post-doctoral students. Admission is conditional on the presentation by each student of his/her doctoral work; therefore PhD students who want to apply need to be advanced in their PhD and need to have written at least one substantive chapter. It is not necessary that PhD applicants have completely finished their thesis.
Application is restricted to 2013 EAERE members, both European and Non-European citizens. Given the highly interactive activities planned at the Summer School, the number of participants is limited to 20.
There is no participation fee. All applicants can apply for a scholarship. For further information on application and funding please access the Summer School Website at http://www.biss2013.it/application.html or contact the Summer School Secretariat.