Environmental Politics and Economics (Sold out)

Environmental Politics and Economics (Sold out)

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Join our MSc students from our Graduate School of the Environment and explore the systemic political and economic barriers to solving climate change and creating a more ethical, equitable and sustainable society.

Our current economic system drives an apparently insatiable hunger for goods, creates ever more waste and causes us to consume more and more resources. Our economic activity degrades and destroys natural systems, drives greenhouse gas emissions and threatens our very existence. But change is possible!

Environmental Politics and Economics In this course we will explore different perspectives and explore how we can help bring about change to create a more sustainable future.

Key Information

  • Duration: five days
  • Date: Monday 9th to Friday 13th December 2019
  • Start and finish times: starts 11am on the first day and ends at 4pm on the last day
  • Fee: Waged £750, Low Waged / Concessions £700
  • Includes: tuition, all materials, full board shared accommodation
  • Terms and Conditions: You must be over the age of 18 years when this course starts.

What you will learn

Join us on an in-depth exploration of political and economic systems, opinions and perspectives, looking at how they affect environmental policy and action.

The course consists of a series of lectures, seminars, participatory workshops and world cafe sessions covering topics that include:

  • Internalising externalities
  • The EU bio-economy
  • Ecological modernisation
  • The international politics of renewable energy
  • Behaviour change and governance
  • Power, collective action and sustainable development
  • Rethinking money and values
  • Building political and public support for climate action
  • Diversifying the environmental movement
  • Global forestry protection
  • Putting it all together: can we transform society?

This course is a robust primer for those interested in exploring the impact of political and economic factors on environmental policies and actions, and a good overview for those working to bring about change.

This course is also perfect for those that want a taster of what it is like to study at our Graduate School of the Environment.


Siobhan Maderson and Saskia Pagella from our Graduate School are leading the course and there will also be a range of other great speakers talking from an array of different perspectives.

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