Learn how environmental management policies are developed and understand the challenges surrounding their formulation. 

Accessible for free on desktop, tablet or mobile, the five courses can be taken in any order.

Environmental Challenges: Justice in Natural Resource Management

Explore how the difficult decisions about the management of natural resources are made so that they are just. You will understand institutional economics and transaction costs and by the end of course you will be able to produce Terms of Reference document for a strategic environmental assessment. 

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Environmental Challenges: Rights and Values in Ecosystem Services

Differences in values we place upon natural systems can create conflict. This course explores three approaches to rights and values, as applied to ecosystem services to enable you to grasp how decision making about natural resources is made. You will also receive advice on producing press releases about environmental issues. 

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Environmental Challenges: Hierarchy in Property Rights

his course explores the different ways that nature is perceived by different types of societies and the impact of property rights on natural resource management. You will investigate three approaches to the hierarchy of property rights, and apply them to environmental use and management around the world. You will also receive advice on producing a policy brief for an environmental issue. 

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Environmental Challenges: Human Impact in the Natural Environment

This course looks at how natural systems are organised, explores three approaches of how this occurs and how humans are involved and affected by these systems world-wide. It also includes an introduction to correlation and the limitations of statistical testing.

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Environmental Challenges: Scarcity and Conflict in the Natural Environment

War and conflict can severely disrupt the governance of the environment. This course explores three aspects of conflict and resource scarcity, and applies these to explore decision making and negotiation skills.

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