25th International Climate Policy Workshop, ETH Zurich

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We have one open PhD student position. For further information see the job advertisement.

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We would like to thank all participants and keynote speakers for contributing to a very successful workshop! (read the report)

25-26 October 2012, Zurich, Switzerland

organized by Center for Comparative and International Studies and Institute for Environmental Decisions

Pre-Workshop warm-up event: Zurich’s energy treasures (followed by drinks)
Wednesday, 24 October, 5pm

To warm up for the workshop, we will explore two of Zurich’s renewable heat and electricity treasures - in the underground and on the rooftops of the city. Afterwards, you deserve some cold drinks at Papperlapub, ETH’s comfortable and friendly student-run bar.

Meeting point is at Walcheplatz, a small square just across the river from Zurich main station.
Those who arrive later are welcome to join us at Papperlapub (Universitätsstrasse 6, left wing of the ETH CAB Building in the basement) from about 7pm.

Confirmed keynote speakers

Prof. Stefanie Bailer, ETH Zurich, head of research group "Global Governance"

Tuomas Rautanen, First Climate, head of Regulatory Affairs and Consulting

José Romero, Swiss Federal Office for the Environment, head of Rio Conventions section

Workshop schedule

Workshop schedule

The workshop will take place at the IFW building of ETH Zurich (see map). Trams 7 and 15 stop directly in front of the building. There will be signposts to the workshop rooms from the tram stop and inside the building.

Workshop’s aim and Call for Papers

Call for papers

Application form

The ICP workshops series is organised semi-annually under the auspices of the European PhD Network on International Climate Policy (ICP). It aims to offer doctoral candidates the opportunity to present their research ideas and results, receive feedback, and exchange information and assistance in an informal setting. PhD students from all disciplines working on topics relevant to climate policy and environmental economics are invited to submit applications.

Participation is free of charge, but participants are expected to cover their travel and accommodation expenses.

We seek to bring together 30-40 PhD students who present and discuss their work. Each presentation will be followed by comments of a fellow PhD candidate and a discussion of the paper. There will be a small number of places available for participants for participants who do not present their own research but nevertheless serve as discussant for a paper in a field of their expertise.

See the Call for Papers for further details about the workshop and the application process.

Time schedule

15 August 2012 Deadline for submission of abstracts and application forms

31 August 2012 Notification of acceptance/rejection

14 October 2012 Full papers due

24 October 2012 Optional social event (see information at the top of this page)

25-26 October 2012 25th ICP Workshop (approx. 8.30 am – 5.30 pm each day)

Accommodation and transport

Information on accommodation can be found at The HI youth hostel is relatively far from the city center and conference location, but more central budget accommodation is also available. The Zurich website offers a nice search engine for accommodation. You can also try Couchsurfing, for which there are relatively many options in Zurich.

If you need assistance in choosing your accomodation, you can contact the organizing committee (, we will try to help you.

Details on the local public transport network are available at ZVV, and train schedules to and from Zurich can be found at SBB. We encourage travelling to the workshop by train, however, if you need to travel by plane, Zurich’s airport is close by and has convenient train connections to the city center.

About Zurich and the workshop

Located at the head of Lake Zurich and close to the Alps, Zurich's 390.000 inhabitants make it the largest city in Switzerland. Zurich is an economic and financial center as well as a world-renowned place of scientific research as home of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) and the University of Zurich. At the same time, its lake-side setting, the closeness of the mountains, and the vibrant cultural and social life provide for ample opportunities to enjoy leisure-time.

The workshop is hosted by the Center for Comparative and International Studies (ETH Zurich and University of Zurich) and the Institute of Environmental Decisions (ETH Zurich). It receives funding from CIS, the ETH research group International Political Economy, the ETH Chair of Economics, and the Department of Social Sciences and Humanities (D-GESS) at ETH Zurich.

Conference organizers: Julia Blasch, Robert Gampfer, Joschka Gerigk and Bianca Oehl (contact)


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