Global Environmental Governance
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- 11 Jul 2022
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Explain principal debates relating to the issues and practices of global environmental governance.
- Apply key theories of global environmental governance to analyse an environmental issue or problem.
- Evaluate governments’ and other organisations’ policies and practices relating to the environment.
- Analyse and manage environmental governance problems using problem solving, advocacy and teamwork skills.
- Introduction to Global Environmental Governance: Regimes
- Causes of Global Environmental Problems: Tragedies
- Global Atmospheric Commons: Ozone Depletion (Guest).
- Global Atmospheric Commons: Ozone Depletion
- Regime Types and Roles in Global Environmental Governance
- Tools for Global Environmental Governance
- International Fisheries Governance (MH)
- Preparing for Mock Negotiations: International Fisheries (MH)
- Assessing the Effectiveness Global Environmental Governance
- Actors in Global Environmental Governance (Guest)
- Global Atmospheric Commons: Climate Change
- Climate Change and the Oceans (Guest)
- Marine Plastic Pollution (MH)
- Antarctic Treaty System
- Southern Ocean Fisheries and Climate Change (Guest)
- Marine Spatial Planning (SF)
- Multi-Scale Governance and the Marine Environment (SF)
- Mock Negotiation: International Fisheries
- Preparing a Research Paper
- Reflections on Global Environmental Governance
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No additional requirements
The subject explores environmental governance in the context of areas of global concern and shared international management – focusing on the polar regions, the oceans and the global climate. The concepts of sustainable development and the global commons are crucial ideas governance in these areas. This subject discusses the historical development and contested nature of governance in specific controversies including the management of ocean fisheries, protection of marine biodiversity, whaling, conservation of Antarctica, and addressing the threat of climate change. Major issues and concepts covered in the subject include: "good governance" and international development; the theory of the tragedy of the commons and other hypotheses of collective action problems; shared governance of contested spaces and transboundary resources; and the geo-political context of global environmental governance. These issues are explored through case studies from around the world, and will include some consideration of Australia's role in the selected examples.
- International Environmental Negotiation (20%)
- Research paper (50%)
- Oral presentation (20%)
- Written research proposal (10%)
Current study term: 10 Jul 22 to 16 Oct 22
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