- Code EMDV8104
- 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 Luca Tacconi
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2019
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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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- have knowledge of key theories and frameworks underpinning environmental governance;
- be able to critically analyse and write about environmental governance issues;
- be capable to contribute to the development of solutions to environmental governance problems at the local, national and global levels.
Semester 1; on campus and distance education.
- Stakeholder analysis paper (40) [LO null]
- Presentation (20) [LO null]
- Final essay (40) [LO null]
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4 contact hours and about 6 hours reading and writing per week.
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