Green Geneva: Visiting the Environmental Institutions of the UN

Post-exam time was all about global environmental politics. For two days, a group of 25 students participated in the first-ever UCF study visit to the environmental institutions of United Nations: the World Meteorological Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization, and the United Nations Environment Programme. Needeless to say, we all know these instituations are the…

Environmental Politics

Course Environmental Politics (will be offered in SoSe 17) Instructor tba Prerequisites tba Corresponding Module Humans and the Environment, Specialization Option EES I or II, Elective tba (spring 2017)

Energy

Course Energy (will be offered in SoSe 17) Instructor tba Prerequisites tba Corresponding Module Specialization Option EES I or II, Elective tba (spring 2017)

Environmental Governance

  Course Environmental Governance Instructor Prof. Dr. Michael Pregernig and Team (SS14) Prerequisites Introduction to Earth and Environmental Sciences, Introduction to Governance Corresponding Module Humans and the Environment, Elective Public welfare and the environment were long believed to be the responsibility of governments before anything else. Nowadays, the traditional hierarchical coordination by the nation-state is…

Climate Change and Biodiversity

Course Climate Change and Biodiversity Instructor Dr. Benoît Sittler (SS 2016) Prerequisites Introduction to Earth and Environmental Sciences, Introduction to Governance Corresponding Module EES: Specialization Option EES I or II, Elective Climate change and biodiversity are among the major environmental issues modern societies face. They call for governance solutions both on global and local levels….

Biodiversity, Culture and Conservation

Course Biodiversity, Culture and Conservation Instructor Dr. Krishna Pokharel Prerequisites Introduction to Earth and Environmental Sciences Corresponding Module Humans and the Environment, Specialization Option Earth and Environmental Sciences I or II, Elective Biodiversity as an ecological service is vital to humanity and socio-economic development. Living organisms are estimated to be more than 10 million species,…

Resources and Sustainability

Course Resources and Sustainability Instructor Prof. Dr. Andreas Hoppe, Dr. Sabine Sané (WS 16/17) Prerequisites Introduction to Earth and Environmental Sciences Corresponding Module Global Cycles of Matter and Materials The growing human footprint on our planet is clearly shown by the enormous consumption of renewable (e.g. biomass and water) and non-renewable resources (e.g. fossil fuel, metals,…

Environmental Planning

Course Environmental Planning Instructor Michael Gaede (Dipl.-Geol.) (WS 16/17) Prerequisites Introduction to Earth and Environmental Sciences Corresponding Module Humans and the Environment, Specialization Option Earth and Environmental Sciences I or II Human beings and nature depend on intact ecosystems. Thus a crucial point seems to be how we can organise ways of using the environment…

Pia, Class of 2017, Germany

In one or two words, what’s your main passion within EES? Sustainable systems Why did you choose to major in Earth & Environmental Sciences? It fascinates me how this whole complex system, the Earth, is constructed and how we, as a part of this system, are influenced and do influence it. I would like to…

Geology Internship

In September 2015 I completed my internship at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center of Marseille (CINaM), a unit of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). The CINaM is located on the university campus of Luminy, in the Calanques of Marseille. This internship enabled me to receive a first working experience is the research sector,…