Belpasso International Summer School on Environmental and Resource Economics
Extremes: Natural Disasters in Changing Climate
4th- 10th September 2011, Belpasso, Italy
The Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Catania (UNICT), the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) organise the Belpasso International Summer School on Environmental and Resource Economics.
Over the past few decades, the world has witnessed a striking increase in the economic losses caused by natural disasters, driven by population and economic growth. Human-induced climate change has the potential to alter the prevalence and severity of extremes events such as heat waves, cold waves, storms, floods and droughts. Detecting, let alone predicting, these changes is a difficult task that will not be accomplished until the impacts of climate change become more pronounced. A better understanding of the vulnerabilities to extreme events under current and future climates may help to avoid further aggravating of the adverse impacts on human health, the society and the environment. Bringing the natural hazard risk prevention and climate adaptation efforts together is a first step down the road to make this happen.
The faculty is comprised of leaders in the field, and offers an overall coverage of the specialist area. In particular, the lectures will focus on:
- Extreme Environmental Events