EEMT-666: Environmental Management: Problems and Solutions Report a Broken Link

Environmental issues abound in the energy and natural resource sectors. Companies in these sectors are faced with an increasingly diverse and complex array of environmental regulations, at all levels of their operations and from all levels of government. This course will introduce you to an economic perspective on the environment, with focus on the most recent trend in public policy solutions to environmental issues: market-based mechanisms. Viewing environment and resource issues from an economic perspective provides insight into both the nature of the problems posed and possible solutions to those problems.

Course Objectives

This course will provide you with the following:

  • Familiarity with the different types of environmental issues in the energy and natural resources sectors
  • An understanding of the rationale for environmental regulation: that markets – left to themselves – will not deal satisfactorily with many environmental and resource issues from a societal point of view
  • Familiarity with the types of market-based mechanisms currently being used to replace traditional “command-and-control” regulation
  • A better understanding of the business challenges created by environmental issues and how these challenges affect business strategies and choices.

Required Readings/ Assignments


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Click on the hyperlink to access this article. Note that this article is maintained on the United Nations Environment Programme Web site. The UNEP home page is listed as follows: http://www.unep.org/

Click on the hyperlink to access this article. Note that this article is maintained on the United Nations Environment Programme Web site. The UNEP home page is listed as follows: http://www.unep.org/

Click on the hyperlink to access this article. Note that this article is maintained on the United Nations Environment Programme Web site. The UNEP home page is listed as follows: http://www.unep.org/

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