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4-Year PhD Scholarship

The University of Manchester -School of Environment and Development

Fully funded by the Leverhulme Trust Starting September 2012: Climate

change futures: how is the value of certified emissions reductions

(CERs) created?

We invite applications for a PhD studentship in the newly formed

Leverhulme Centre for the Study of Value with Professors Sarah

Bracking and Philip Woodhouse.

The studentship will be available from September 2012 for four years

and will cover tuition fees and a stipend to the value of over

£54,000, payable subject to eligibility criteria.

These studentships form part of a programme of work titled “Human,

non-human and environmental value systems: an impossible frontier?”

Globally, new markets and commodities are being created in a number of

key policy arenas that are putting prices, and thereby imputing a

particular value, to a number of previously un-priced (but not

necessarily unvalued) things: carbon, ecosystem services, commonly

held land, biodiversity, water and even human lives. This research

will explore how valuation technologies are designed in order to

understand the deficiencies and possibilities of value in political,

social and environmental terms. Its ultimate purpose is to suggest

better ways of doing value calculations that will improve the quality

of our economic and environmental future.

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) was established at the United Nations

Climate Change Conference in Durban in 2011, with the World Bank named

as an interim Executive in order to provide finance for climate change

mitigation and adaptation in developing countries. Its institutional

and operating practices are in the process of establishment. It will

be central to the effort to create a better climate future, and yet

the calculative practices of how different types of emission reduction

projects are valued are not well understood, even within the national

institutions which accredit successful projects with tradable

certified emissions reductions (CERs). The extension of carbon markets

through the GCF will aggravate this pre-existing problem of valuation.

This project will examine the emerging functionality of the GCF

globally through South African case studies, with fieldwork to be

conducted in South Africa.

Applications are invited from those with both ‘home’ (UK/EU) tuition

fee status and ‘overseas’ fee status. For guidance, please follow this

link on how to determine tuition fee status. We must caution that the

value of the maintenance component will be less for overseas students

than for home students, due to a higher fee level, and a fixed package

overall. To discuss the financial terms of the award, contact

Monique.Brown@manchester.ac.uk.

Applications should be made through our online application procedure

by Friday 24th August 2012, specifying “Climate change futures” as the

subject of study. You are NOT required to submit a research proposal.

In section 6 of the online application form, under ‘research title’

please insert ‘Climate change futures’. This will help us filter

applications.

Any enquiries relating specifically to the submission of applications

should be directed to: Laura.Dobson@manchester.ac.uk

Students will be informed of the outcome of the selection process by

7th September 2012.

If you have not been contacted by the 14th September please assume

that you have been unsuccessful. We expect that your studentship will

begin on 17th September, although some flexibility may be possible. We

would like to apologize in advance for the tight deadlines which

apply.

For further information on the overall programme please see the apply

online link below.

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