BSRS 2020: Global climate governance regime – application until February 15!

This course explores the role of the global climate governance regime in devising ways to mitigate climate change and to adapt to already inevitable impacts. To better understand the complexity of multilevel climate governance, the course will use a case study, the Amazon, an ecosystem of global importance.

Applications until February 15, 2020 – Apply, here.

Study period: June 8-18, 2020

Course leaders: Siri Gloppen, Danielle Hanna Rached. Lecturers: Camila Gianella, and Catalina Vallejo Piedrahíta, further names to be announced.

More information about BSRS 2020 at: University of Bergen

More information about the Global climate governance regime course at: University of Bergen

Bergen Research Summer School (BSRS) seeks to address some of the most pressing global challenges of our time.

Bergen is an international trading port situated on the rim of enormous marine, water and petroleum resources, close to wild and untouched nature—all limited resources in need of stewardship for a sustainable future. We believe that all disciplines have an obligation to challenge the international development agenda and to seek cross-disciplinary alternatives to the global challenges facing us.

Every year, we welcome 100 PhD candidates to take one of six parallel PhD-level courses, all based in some of Bergen’s best research groups, and each addressing important global challenges. Natural resources, health, poverty, migration, language and culture are some recurring themes of the expertise that are involved in the summer research school.

Definitions and understandings of global challenges are many. The United Nations has formulated a series of Sustainable Development Goals, the World Economic Forum publishes Global Risk Reports, and the UNDP has its frequent Human Development Report. For BSRS such measures will be points of departure, rather than frameworks, for critical reflection and debate.

Bergen Summer Research School is a partnership of NHH Norwegian School of EconomicsWestern Norway University of Applied SciencesChr. Michelsen Institute, and NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS, under the leadership of the University of Bergen.

The five partner institutions all contribute towards critical analysis of po­wer structures and promote a diversified and sustainable society. We all play our part in addressing global challenges and developing skills and initiative to promote a sustainable future.

The Bergen Summer Research School is organised by the unit for Global Challenges.


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