The objective of the BC3 Summer School is to offer an updated and multidisciplinary view of the ongoing trends in climate change research. The BC3 Summer School is organized in collaboration with the University of the Basque Country and is a high quality and excellent summer course gathering leading experts in the field and students from top universities and research centres worldwide.
This fifth edition of the Summer School entitled “Climate Change Understanding the Challenge” will continue with the multidisciplinary approach. The structure of the school will follow the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) general meetings, with three main sessions that coincide with the subjects of the three IPCC Working Groups: climate science, adaptation and impact and mitigation of climate change. During 2013 the IPCC science report has been published and the remaining two will be out during 2014.We will have each day at least one IPCC scientist talking in each of these sections. Thus, we expect to have a scientist from (IPCC-WG1), Anil Markandya (BC3; IPCC-WG2) and Xavier Labandeira (Univ. Vigo; IPCC-WG3) who will give an overview on their field. Then, different speakers will try to cover all the current key issues in climate change such as: artic sea ice, ocean circulation, see level rise, impacts on water, food and health, mitigation options, climate policy and economic instruments.
The school is open to Master students, PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and other researchers as well as policy makers interested in acquiring a deep understanding of climate change and the policies designed to fight it.
PhD students and postdoctoral participants will have the opportunity to present their work in a specific poster session and get feedback from the faculty.