Addressing Environmental Issues - IEST5003

Faculty: Faculty of Science

School: Institute of Environmental Studies

Course Outline:

Campus: Kensington Campus

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 0

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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The course illustrates the nature of, and need for, multi- or trans-disciplinary approaches for addressing environmental problems of national and/or global importance. Group work seminar presentations will draw on current or recent key environmental issues and will be supported by brief lectures. Some on the topics covered are: environmental governance, international environmental regimes/conventions; framing and defining environmental issues; public participation and stakeholder engagement in decision making; integrated and forward looking analysis; planning for sustainable development; science, risk and knowledge; complex systems and adaptive management; sustainable natural resource management; environmental impacts of production and consumption.

Environmental Management

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