ENV-724 / 2 credits

Teacher(s): Thalmann Philippe, Vielle Marc, Vöhringer Frank

Language: English

Remark: Next time: Fall 2022, Min. 5 persons - Canceled


Every 2 years


The course introduces non economists to the economic analysis of climate change: economic activity and climate change, estimation of climate impacts, optimal mitigation and adaptation, national and international climate policy, instruments for climate policy.



climate change

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Env-610 "Ecological economics"

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • to explain how economic activities contribute to climate change
  • to develop the economic analysis of the main instruments of climate policy
  • to explain the main dimensions of climate policy 'games'

Assessment methods

Success in the course requires:

a)     regular attendance; a justified explanation is required for missed classes

b)     active participation in class

c)     an oral presentation with slides during the last class



Stern, N. (2015) Why Are We Waiting? The Logic, Urgency, and Promise of Tackling Climate Change. Cambridge, MA, USA, MIT Press
OECD (2009) The Economics of Climate Change Mitigation: Policies and Options for Global Action Beyond 2012, Paris, France: OECD

Ressources en bibliothèque

Moodle Link


In the programs

  • Exam form: Written (session free)
  • Subject examined: Climate economics
  • Lecture: 26 Hour(s)
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s)

Reference week