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More Climate Change Academic Opportunities



Caribbean nationals who speak Spanish are specially invited to pursue an online Diploma in Integrated Water Resources Management 2013-2014.  The Diploma programme, which is offered by the Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean (CATHALAC) in collaboration with the United Nations University (UNU), International Network on Water, Environment and Health (INWEH), seeks to improve the water resources management and services of the Latin American and Caribbean region by improving training and education in the water sector. Students who successfully complete the program will be awarded a UNU Diploma in Integrated Water Resources Management.

CATHALAC says it is offering a limited number of full scholarships for citizens or permanent residents from Central America and the Caribbean in the framework of the Regional Project “Water Security and Climate Change in Central America and the Caribbean”, which it is implementing with funding from the International Development Research Center-IDRC of Canada.

The 10 course programme will be offered through an internet supported learning platform between June 2013 and April 2014. Applications are being accepted until May 6, 2013.

 For more information about eligibility and requirements please visit:  and

Online registration:

Questions should be directed to the Education Division of CATHALAC:


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The International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG), a think tank focused on climate policy design and governance, is calling for applications for a six-month visiting research position for PhD Students or Post Docs. Research activities will be carried out in the ICCG’s offices, based on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice, Italy.

ICCG research is characterized by an interdisciplinary approach, gathering experts in different fields such as policy, history, architecture, natural sciences. The crucial common denominator is the focus on the integration of the social, political, cultural and economic dimensions of climate change.

The successful applicant will be encouraged to develop his research project linked to the following aspects of climate change governance:

  • the role of institutions, interests, and alternative models of governance for the control of climate change;
  • the evaluation of climate and energy policies at international and national level;
  • best practices tackling climate change;
  • climate change and energy poverty;
  • climate change in the Arctic marine area;
  • climate change and health.

During the visiting period, the researcher is also expected to hold seminars and to contribute to the ICCG publications.

The successful candidate is expected to begin the research stay in October 2013. The researcher will be granted a EUR 1000/month gross salary and will be lodged for six months in the prestigious Vittore Branca Residence of Fondazione Giorgio Cini, on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore.

The candidates are expected to be resourceful, highly motivated and to have sound knowledge in climate policy and should be PhD students or Post Docs in environmental/ecological economics or environmental sciences with focus on climate adaptation and mitigation measures and policies. A multidisciplinary background is favoured. An excellent command of written and spoken English is essential. Knowledge of Italian language is not required.

Applications should send the following documents in a single .pdf file to Fanny Liotto at

  • Application form
  • Letter of intents
  • Detailed curriculum vitae with a full list of publications and on-going projects
  • A research project within the ICCG research field (max. 1500 words)

The deadline for application is May 31, 2013. Notification of the selection will be sent via e-mail by June 2013.

*** Source ICCG posting

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The University of Edinburgh Business School is offering scholarships for the world’s first MSc in Carbon Finance programme. Applicants are invited to join the MSc in Carbon Finance at the University of Edinburgh Business School, for the academic year commencing in September 2013.

Scholarships are available for applicants from the following countries:

  • Any country in Africa or any Least Developed Country: £16k Deutsche Post DHL Scholarship – deadline 26 April 2013.
  • UK or any other EU country: £18k SFC Highly Skilled Workforce Scholarship – deadline 1 May 2013;
  • Any Commonwealth country: £10k Business School Commonwealth Scholarships – deadline 10 May 2013;
  • Any European Economic Area country: £5k and £7k Business School European Scholarships – deadline 10 May 2013;
  • India, Norway, Turkey, Russia, Canada and Thailand: £10k Business School INTERACT Scholarships – deadline 10 May 2013.

For more information including on how to apply, see; select ‘Scholarships/funding’ and individual scholarships for further details. In all cases the scholarships are only available to applicants who have first applied for admission to the MSc programme and been offered a place. However, as time is running short you may apply to both the MSc and scholarship concurrently.

Learn more about this novel programme

Source: University of Edinburgh

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