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Final call for applications – Summer Academy ‘Energy and the Environment’

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Subject: Final call for applications – Summer Academy ‘Energy and the Environment’
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2011 19:26:33 +0200
From: Anika Nicolaas Ponder <summeracademy2011@ikem-online.de>
Reply-To: Anika Nicolaas Ponder <summeracademy2011@ikem-online.de>
Organization: IKEM
To: energy-l@lists.iisd.ca

Final Call for Applications for the 8th International Summer Academy – Energy and the Environment!

- Socio-Economic Opportunities and Drivers on the Way to a Low Carbon Society-

23-29 July – United Kingdom

Final call for applications for the Summer Academy 2011- Socio-Economic Opportunities and Drivers on the Way to a Low Carbon Society -

Numerous quality applications from around the world have already been received, ranging from carbon finance advisors to renewable energy experts to policy makers, working for national governments, the United Nations, international consultancies or research institutes. However, there are still some places available in this year’s extremely ambitious program. Researchers and practitioners with a university degree and/or significant work experience in energy and environmental policies are strongly encouraged to take part in this unique international event, which will leave participants with a wealth of the latest insiders information  and valuable professional and social networks. If your personal interest and professional and/or academic credentials match our focus area, we would love to hear from you!

Program

This year’s Academy will take place in Guildford and in London, the UK. Our key partner is the University of Surrey, a particularly specialized academic institution with an impressive number of research centers and projects in the field of sustainability and low-carbon strategies. Their experience and expertise constitute an extremely valuable contribution to this year’s agenda. For 5 days, the program will shed light on the different aspects of a low carbon society. Monday will kick-off with a deeper understanding of today’s society through a psychological analysis of consumers’ behavioral drivers and an evaluation of lifestyles, consumption and production patterns. Tuesday will address low carbon policy instruments on an international, EU and national (UK) level. Wednesday will focus on the energy dimension of a low carbon society, and will present participants with an overview of renewable energy, intermittency issues and (smart) grids. Thursday’s agenda focuses on the decarbonisation of the transport sector, from electric vehicles (EV) to trains to biofuels, with a special case study of the EV project in Germany and Autolib’ in Paris. On Friday the Academy is moving to the capital, for a final conference in London’s historical legal district on Fleet Street. The prestigious law firm Freshfields will welcome us for the day, during which the regulatory aspects of climate change will be discussed through presentations and panel discussions. Leading researchers and policymakers from the German Federal Environment Ministry, the University of Oxford, Imperial College and many others will animate these workshops and seminars. The program attached to this email contains a detailed agenda of the event and the speakers.

Background

The world is facing environmental challenges today that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries and transcend national borders. Our angle is therefore an international and interdisciplinary one; feeling that a true solution to today’s energy challenges and environmental problems requires collaboration between countries and the input of all disciplinary sectors.  The Summer Academy has repeatedly given rise to innovative visions and cooperation initiatives by bringing together the most promising ideas from the fields of law, economics and technology. The Academy’s interdisciplinary program bridges the gap between academic solutions and practical problems in its area of expertise:Energy and the Environment.  For 8 years now, young experts and professionals from all over the world have come together to network and to learn from leading scholars and practitioners in the field.

Applications

Researchers and practitioners with a university degree and/or significant work experience in energy and environmental policies are strongly encouraged to take part in this unique international event, which will leave participants with a wealth of the latest insiders information on the topic and amazing professional and social networks. If your interest and professional and/or academic credentials match our topic, we would love to hear from you! Please fill in the attached application form and e-mail it back to summeracademy2011@ikem-online.de by May 30th, 2011. Late applications will be considered subject to availability of places.

Thank you for your interest, we look forward to your applications!

Anika Nicolaas Ponder

IKEM/Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility/Magazinstrasse 15-16/10179 Berlin Germany
Tel.:+49 30 408 187 015

Prof. Michael Rodi

University of Greifswald / Faculty of Law and Economics / Domstraße 20a / 17489 Greifswald / Germany
Tel:+49-(0)3834-86-21 02

8th International Summer Academy Energy and the Environment
Socio-Economic Opportunities and Drivers on the Way to a Low Carbon Society
23-29 July, Guildford and London, United Kingdom

Organized by IKEM, Berlin
in close cooperation with the University of Surrey and the University of Greifswald


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