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February 13, 2009

Global Sustainability

For those of you interested, this sounds like a great opportunity. The deadline is, unfortunately, very soon (February 20th, next Friday).

SFI's Global Sustainability Summer School, July 12 to July 25, 2009

The Santa Fe Institute and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory are pleased to announce a new program on Global Sustainability, to be held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. Co-directors are Doug Arent, Director, Strategic Energy Analysis, National Renewable Energy Laboratory; J. Doyne Farmer, Professor, Santa Fe Institute; John Schellnhuber, Professor and Director, Potsdam Institute; and Jessika Trancik, Postdoctoral Fellow, Santa Fe Institute.

This intensive two-week program explores global sustainability from many perspectives, with particular focus on problems posed by climate change. With enrollment limited to 30 participants, the school will include graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, junior and senior faculty, and individuals from the private sector.

The program consists of lectures and discussion sessions. These will be supplemented by a one-day mini-conference on July 18 featuring additional presentations. Topics include population and social development and its effects on energy resource consumption; climate and energy economics; energy technologies and associated paths to transition to low-carbon energy infrastructure; land use; and innovation and technology.

Lecturers include Partha Dasgupta, University of Cambridge; Ottmar Edenhofer, PIK; Matthew England, University of New South Wales; Arnulf Grubler, IIASA; Andrew Hargadon, University of California; Chuck Kutscher, NREL; Dennis Meadows, University of New Hampshire; Nebojsa Nakicenovic, IIASA; Carlo Rubbia, CIEMAT.

Electronic applications are due February 20, 2009. Letters of recommendation are due March 6, 2009.

For complete program information and online application, please visit our website at http://www.santafe.edu/education/schools-global-sustainability.php

posted February 13, 2009 02:36 PM in Conferences and Workshops | permalink


I have not seen this type of program in our area. It would be interesting to go.

Posted by: renewable energy at February 13, 2009 05:59 PM

Love the comic with the guy/girl, gave me a chuckle.



Posted by: Steve at February 15, 2009 03:56 AM

There is a growing trend for these types on intensive courses, I have just came off the back of a similar course here in Scotland and it was very well attended by a varied agegroup.

Posted by: Franchise Directory at February 27, 2009 08:09 PM