363-1076-00L  Diffusion of Clean Technologies

SemesterFrühjahrssemester 2019
DozierendeB. Girod, C. Knöri
Periodizitätjährlich wiederkehrende Veranstaltung

KurzbeschreibungHow can the diffusion of clean technologies be accelerated by policy or business strategies?
Participants learn to apply analytic tools to evaluate environmental and business potentials of clean technologies. Exercises that evaluate a selected clean technology deepen the theoretical knowledge gained. Students are trained to evaluate, explain and present a clean technology.
LernzielStudents are able to ...
1) apply the theoretical concepts introduced to a specific clean technology case
2) determine key drivers and barriers (economic, environmental, technological, regulatory) for diffusion of clean technologies
3) quantitatively model key characteristics or dynamics of selected clean technologies
4) convincingly present a selected clean technology to a business or policy audience
InhaltAnalytical tools to assess the environmental performance of clean technologies (e.g. Life Cycle-Assessment); economic view on the diffusion of clean technologies; evolutionary perspective (e.g. technological learning); decision process of adopters (e.g. status-quo bias of consumers, rebound effect); relevant environmental policies (e.g. standards, labels, carbon pricing); modelling approaches for diffusion of clean technologies (e.g. agent based modelling); techniques for convincing presentations (e.g. TED style presentation).
SkriptSlides and exercises will be available on electronic platform.
LiteraturRelevant literature will be available on electronic platform.