"It offered a great opportunity to interact with some interesting people.  I had a number of great conversations with my peers on various issues" - Morgan Aveni, Swarthmore, USA

International Summer School

Global Climate Change: Environment, Technology and Society

This pathway, organised by the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences and the College of Life and Environmental Sciences, aims to give students a broad vision and perspective on Global Climate Change: its mechanisms, impacts upon society and the environment, emerging mitigation technologies, and adaptation strategies. Students will explore these issues in a multidisciplinary framework with lectures, workshops and practical exercises.

Seminars will be led by world-class researchers and experts in the fields of life sciences, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences and geography. These include Professor Peter Cox from Climate Systems Dynamics and Professor Tim Lenton - Chair in Climate Change/Earth Systems, amongst many others.

Topics covered over the three week course include:

  • Causes and effects of climate change
  • Social, health, economic and political impacts
  • Environmental impacts and threat to ecosystem services
  • Modelling and prediction
  • Adaptation and mitigation of catastrophic events
  • Management of water resources and rainfall changes
  • Renewable energy technologies and policies for a low carbon society

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Timetable and reading list

To view the 2013 timetable and reading list click on the links below:

Global Climate Change: Environment, Technology and Society timetable 

Global Climate Change: Environment, Technology and Society reading list

If you have any questions please email iss@exeter.ac.uk.

I am a Civil Hydraulic and Environmental Engineer (BSc, PE) from Chile, with a doctoral degree in Environmental Engineering from Rice University (Houston, Texas, USA). My field of experience is water resources management, protection and restoration, and modelling of environmental systems. This includes, but is not limited to: groundwater and surface water contaminant fate, transport and monitoring, remediation technologies, bioremediation, and the use of computational tools and models for environmental risk assessment. I have experience as a consulting engineer in Chile and the United States, and as an engineering researcher in the United States (Rice University) and the United Kingdom (Lancaster University).

Dr Diego Gomez, Academic Coordinator for the Global Climate Change pathway.