Ca’Foscari University of Venice and the CMCC Foundation – Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC) have launched a new Master Programme in Climate Change Science and Management targeted at international students with experience or interest in dealing with scientific and socioeconomic aspects of the urgent global challenges posed by global warming.
The programme builds on the 10-year unique experience of the PhD in Science and Management of Climate Change, pioneered by Ca’ Foscari and CMCC in collaboration with Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e Geofisica Sperimentale (OGS).
This one-year master prepares experts who can:
- Understand and explain the physical and economic nature of climate change
- Assess the impacts, socio-economic effects, and uncertainties related to climate change
- Evaluates the socio-economic implications of mitigation and adaptation policies
- Apply interdisciplinary concepts, methods, and tools to analyze and design innovative climate policy solutions and transformational pathways in the context of sustainable development.
The programme has connections with an extensive network of research institutes, consultancy agencies, and international organizations where students can conduct their internship.
The Third edition of the Master 2020/2021 will have a new curriculum, articulated in 11 courses corresponding to a total of 66 credits (350 hours of lessons, lab activities with tools and software, design and presentation of individual/group projects).
The Third Edition 2020/2021 curriculum will be articulated into two streams:
- Climate Economics and Finance: Decision theory, Climate-economy modelling, Applied environmental economics, Climate policies, Climate finance
- Climate Modelling and Impact Assessments: Chemo-dynamics, Climate change and environmental quality, Ice Sheets and Glaciers in the Climate System, Risk Assessment and Decision Support System for Environmental Impacts of Climate Change, Adaptive Management of Natural Resources and Agricultural Systems, Climate Damage Modelling and Assessment
The first period includes a common curriculum and offers 6 basic courses, Foundations:
Mathematics, Statistics, Econometrics and Machine learning, Climate dynamics, Environmental and climate economics, Climate of the past.