• Total units 24 Units
  • Specialisation code ENPP-SPEC
  • Academic career Postgraduate
Environment and Public Policy Specialisation

Environmental issues pose complex challenges for public policy. Governing issues such as biodiversity conservation, climate change, forest and fisheries management, and urban planning requires dealing with contested knowledge, uncertainty and risk, and balancing the needs and interests of humans and non-humans. In this specialisation students will analyse the challenges and opportunities that environmental issues present to public policy, and consider responses to these from national and international systems of governance. Courses in the specialisation adopt an interdisciplinary approach and provide students with a grounding in relevant frameworks, theories and practical tools to analyse environmental issues and their governance. This specialisation is aimed at an ever-widening range of people who are, or are hoping to become, environmental professionals in government, business, and community sectors.

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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

24 units from completion of courses from the following list:

EMDV8104 Environmental Governance

EMDV8101 State, Society and Natural Resources

EMDV8001 Environmental Sustainability, Health and Development

EMDV8009 Asia Pacific Environmental Conflicts: Causes and Solutions

EMDV8081 Domestic climate change policy and economics

EMDV8080 International Climate Change Policy and Economics

EMDV8007 Environmental Policy and Communications

EMDV8012 Ecological Economics and Policy

EMDV8079 Water Conflicts

EMDV8103 Environmental Assessment

ENVS8003 Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation

ENVS8016 Contemporary Perspectives in Environment-Society Interaction

INTR8028 Global Environmental Politics

LAWS8110 Corporate Environmental Responsibility

LAWS8111 Environmental Regulation

POGO8212 Energy Politics and Governance

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