- Code EMDV8103
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Environmental Management & Development
- Areas of interest Environmental Studies
- Academic career PGRD
- Prof Robert Costanza
- Mode of delivery In Person
Winter Session 2017
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To a large extent, policies drive environmental outcomes. Accordingly, we need to develop ways to consider how policies create and deal with pressing environmental issues as well as mechanisms to force actions in order to improve outcomes. This course provides students with an understanding of the theory and practice of key Environmental Assessment (EA) approaches that are the principle means of integrating environmental considerations into governmental decision-making. Course participants study how EAs have evolved since the 1960s to become important strategies for institutionalizing environmental reform, the role of public participation and science in environmental decision-making, and how political, social and economic dynamics affect decisions. Drawing upon involvement by industry, state and civil society practitioners, participants will learn to apply the basic principles of environmental assessment to critically assess development proposals, develop public consultation strategies, evaluate monitoring and mitigation in environmental management plans. Following recent shifts to approaches informed by ecological modernization and new environmental policy instruments, participants will also consider the processes of categorizing social and environmental impacts, of carrying out assessments, and of setting out minimum management standards, have been extended beyond the conventional EA processes to environmental management systems and standard and market- based regulation.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On completion of this course students will be able to:
Students will learn to apply the basic principles of environmental assessment to critically assess development proposals, develop public consultation strategies, and evaluate monitoring and mitigation in environmental management plans, and consider how Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) principles might be built into decision making.
The course will be assessed on the basis of student performance in four primary task areas:
Contact hours 3 hours per week; study and assignment preparation 5 hours per week.
Below is an indicative list of some of the material that students will consult with:
Harvey, N. and B. Clarke (2012). Environmental Impact Assessment in Practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [assigned reading]
Modak, P. and A. K. Biswas (1999). Conducting Environmental Impact Assessment for Developing Countries. United Nations University Press.
Morgan, Richard (1998). Environmental Impact Assessment: A Methodological Perspective. Springer.
Noble, Bram (2010). Introduction to Environmental Impact Assessment: A Guide to Principles and Practice. Oxford University Press.
Petts, Judith (1999). Handbook of Environmental Impact Assessment. Oxford: Blackwell.
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
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- 6 units
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|6925||20 Jul 2017||20 Jul 2017||25 Aug 2017||21 Nov 2017||In Person||N/A|
|6926||20 Jul 2017||20 Jul 2017||25 Aug 2017||21 Nov 2017||Online||N/A|