• Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Environmental Management & Development
  • Areas of interest Environmental Studies
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Prof Luca Tacconi
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2017
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In this course we examine local, national and international environmental governance issues, with a focus on ethical principles, theories and frameworks that may be used to analyze and address a range of  problems relating to the environment and development, such as biodiversity conservation, deforestation and climate change, and fisheries management. We consider the organizations, institutions and actors influencing the use of the environment and resources, and we look for policies and tools to address the problems. A range of resource management regimes and modes of management are considered, including common property management, market and non-market incentives for resource management, decentralization, and corporate environmental behaviour.

The course adopts a discussion-based approach to learning which involves active student participation. Learning activities include interactive lectures with the course convener and guest lecturers, tutorials involving group work, class debate, and critical essays and reports.

It is recommended students  read the assigned material before the lecture, addressing at least the assigned questions. Supplementary readings are listed for each week (and available on the internet, or through the library) to exemplify the practical application of the theory discussed, or to allow interested students to go delve deeper in the frameworks and theories. Reading this material is not a requirement, unless specified by the course convener.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course students will:
 
1. have knowledge of key theories and frameworks underpinning environmental governance;
2. be able to critically analyse and write about environmental governance issues;
3. be capable to contribute to the development of solutions to environmental governance problems at the local, national and global levels.

Other Information

Delivery Mode:

Semester 1; on campus and distance education.

Indicative Assessment

Ministerial brief (20%); on-line discussions (25%); essay (30); exam (25%).

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Workload

4 contact hours and about 6 hours reading and writing per week.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed EMDV8101

Prescribed Texts

Journal articles.

Indicative Reading List

United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Environment Programme, World Bank, World Resources Institute, World Resources 2002-2004: Decisions for the Earth: Balance, voice, and power. http://archive.wri.org/publication_detail.cfm?pubid=3764

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4878
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
2924 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person
Online
3802 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 Online

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