PSIA, Master in Environmental Policy
Teachers : Christian EGENHOFER (Chercheur). Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Students are expected to attend all classes and to prepare each class by reading one article of around 10 pages. The assignment consists of a) participation in a simulation exercise (in the style of talk show) plus speaking notes and a 2-3 page paper after the simulation to be prepared by each student and b) and end of term paper in the form of a memorandum to the CEO or Minister of around 2,000 to 3,000 words. - Performance in the simulation : 10% ; - 2-3-page paper following the simulation : 20% ; - End of term paper : 70%. Workload : Class attendance ; - 30-minute reading in preparation for each class ; - Preparation of simulation (talk show) ; - End-of-term paper (of between 2,000 to 3,000 words). Pedagogical method : Lecture and discussion ; - Case studies discussed in class ; - Simulations (talk show) ; - Quiz (to recapitulate). Course Description : This course focuses on energy policy, which is described as the choices that governments make to address energy policy objectives, notably in the realm of supply, distribution or demand with the aim of ensuring 'security of supply' (importers) or security of demand (exporters). Because of the overwhelming importance of the energy sector, which is fundamental to all economic and other activity, governments accept the need for a separate policy. This typically covers a broad range of policy areas such as market organization, taxation, ownership (public versus private) environmental protection & climate change, infrastructure, research, technology, trade, foreign and even defence policy. Tools that governments apply are as diverse as legislation, international treaties, incentives to investment, guidelines, information as well as 'hard' security, i.e. the military. The course will use case studies to describe and examine typical 'energy policy interventions' in a number of selected cases, e.g. market organization, renewable support mechanisms, taxation or carbon policies. In the light of
the evolving 'energy transitions', particular stress although not exclusively will be laid on the electricity sector. Required reading : IEA, World Energy Outlook 2016, Paris : OECD/IEA 2016 ; Falkner, Robert, A Minilateral Solution to Global Climate Change ? On Bargaining Efﬁciency, Club Beneﬁts and International Legitimacy, Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, WP No. 222 (2015) ; IDDRI, Beyond the Numbers : Understanding the Transformation Induced by INDCs, A report of the Project MILES Consortium, IDDRI Report No 5, 2015 ; Coady, David et al, How Large are Global Energy Subsidies ? IMF Working Paper WP15/105, 2015.
ENVIRONMENT AND MIGRATION
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : François GEMENNE (Research fellow at IDDRI), Caroline ZICKGRAF (Chargée de recherches). Prerequisite : Just an interest in the interactions between human societies and the environment. Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : 25% of the mark will be based on the students' active involvement in the seminars' discussions. 75% of the mark will be based on a case-study to hand in by April 27th, 2015. Each student will choose a different casestudy. Students will have to describe the ongoing migration dynamics associated with environmental changes in that region. The case-studies should be prepared with a view to publication. See the guidelines of the State of Environmental Migration for further guidance. Pedagogical method : Interactive classes, including guest speakers. Course Description : Massive population displacements are regularly forecasted as one of climate change's most dramatic consequences. The nexus between environmental change and migratory dynamics are however far more complex than the usual causal and direct Relationship portrayed by media and policy-makers. 1313