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ECOP6108: Economic Management for Sustainability

This unit introduces students to environmental economic theory, ecological economics, and other critical perspectives in order to develop an understanding of the parameters that define management of economy-environment interactions. Students will develop a critical appreciation of the systemic nature of the pressures imposed on environmental/ecological systems and the intractable problems this presents. The unit examines the different tendencies that inform environmental management and sustainable development; and the relative merits/weaknesses of the strategies and policies advanced.

Code ECOP6108
Academic unit Political Economy
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. critically evaluate the challenges of economic management and climate change
  • LO2. demonstrate understanding of environmental change, and the different schools of thought proposing to explain causes and consequences
  • LO3. demonstrate understanding of awareness of theories informing policy and the formulation of policy instruments, their strengths and shortcomings
  • LO4. be informed and open-minded about the social, cultural and linguistic diversity associated with economy-environment problems in Australia and the world
  • LO5. contribute to class discussions and demonstrate a capacity to evaluate and respond constructively to different viewpoints
  • LO6. produce a high standard of written material, demonstrating independent research skills.

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