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.
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:
The EU bio-economy
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.