Environmental Economics and Ecological Economics
Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 1GV108
- Education cycle
- First cycle
- Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
- Environmental Science G1F
- Grading system
- Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
- Finalised by
- The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 12 October 2018
- Responsible department
- Department of Earth Sciences
30 credits in environmental science, biology, earth science, geography, social geography, national economics, sustainable energy transition or business.
After successfully completing the course the student can:
- summarize the ecological, economic and social dimensions of sustainable development as well as the concept of strong and weak sustainability
- explain the connection between natural resource use, planetary boundaries, economic growth and sustainable development
- formulate economic explanations to and solutions for environmental problems
- describe the possibilities and limitations of environmental economic valuation methods
A multi-disciplinary approach to the ecological, economic and social dimensions of sustainable development. Natural resources, ecosystem services and planetary boundaries in relation to economic growth and sustainable development. Sustainability indicators. Eco-labelling. Economic explanations to and solutions for environmental problems. Environmental economic valuation methods.
Lectures and seminars.
Exercises and seminars (4 credits) and written presentations (6 credits).