Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
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 Cli1344
mate 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.
FROM CLIMATE SCIENCES TO GEOENGINEERING ?
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : François RAVETTA (Professeur des Universités). Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Oral presentation and written ﬁnal exam. Pedagogical method : A combination of lectures, tutorials and paper analysis will be used to analyze case studies. Course Description : Human activities are impacting the Earth, from local to global scales. Remediation policies are led or proposed, relying on the current scientiﬁc understanding of the Earth system. Based on case studies, and going back to the scientiﬁc literature, the main goal of this course is to test the soundness of such solutions. A special focus also will be put on time constants and ethical issues. Required reading : Summary for policy-maker of the IPCC assessment reports (www.ipcc.ch).
FROM LOCAL TO GLOBAL : DECISION MAKING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Henri LANDES (Enseignant et chercheur à Forccast), Johann MARGULIES (Research). Pedagogical format : Seminar