International Winter School on Climate Policy in Europe

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Through the "Green Deal", Europe is the first continent to set itself the goal of becoming climate neutral by 2050. How the economic, ecological and social effects of EU climate policy can be better analysed in advance will be discussed by scientists at the TU Freiberg from 3 to 7 February.

Europe faces major challenges in relation to climate change. The EU has set itself ambitious targets for 2050. These include various measures for climate protection, but also for adaptation to climate change. However, this is not only met with positive voices. There are fears that rural areas will be disadvantaged by higher CO2 prices compared to urban regions. Fears that make implementation more difficult.

However, for programmes such as the EU's climate and energy package to be implemented successfully, it is helpful to analyse and assess any possible effects in advance. Experts at the Winter School at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg explain how science can provide support here. Together with 75 young scientists from 15 countries, they will discuss the latest concepts and methods for impact assessment on site.

"The Winter School will help to strengthen the exchange of knowledge between researchers from different countries and different scientific disciplines", explains Prof. Dr. Dirk Rübbelke from TU Bergakademie Freiberg, who heads the Winter School together with Dr. Vögele from Forschungszentrum Jülich

To this end, the TU Bergakademie Freiberg has been able to attract international lecturers, for example from the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the OECD Paris and the University of Warsaw, and links a wide range of disciplines from economics and psychology to the natural sciences. These internationally renowned scientists include Prof. Anil Markandya, who has already conducted research at the universities of Princeton, Berkeley, Harvard and the London School of Economics. In addition, he has been one of the main authors at the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and President of the Association of European Environmental and Resource Economists.

The International Winter School is sponsored by the Volkswagen Foundation.

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Further information:

Fragen beantwortet / Contact: 
Prof. Dr. Dirk Rübbelke, Phone: 03731/39-2763