• Offered by Environmental Management & Development Program
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Environmental Management & Development
  • Areas of interest Environmental Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Luca Tacconi
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
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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 view, analyse and address a range of environmental-development problems, such as biodiversity conservation, deforestation and climate change, fisheries management etc. 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 key questions that guide our work throughout the course are:
 
Ø  Which principles, theories and frameworks can we use to assess the causes of environmental problems, and to develop solutions?
 
Ø  What are some of the key approaches / policies to improve environmental-developemnt outcomes?
 
The course adopts a discussion-based approach to learning which involves active student participation. Learning activities include interactive lectures, group work, class debate, a critical essay, and a mid term exam and a final exam.
 
Students are required to read the assigned material before the lecture, addressing at least the assigned questions. Questions are provided in this course outline for the first lecture. At the end of each lecture, questions will then be provided for the following lecture.
 
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

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

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.

Prescribed Texts

Journal articles.

Preliminary Reading

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:
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
2015 $3762
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4566
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 Class Summary
2127 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A
Online
3664 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

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