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Environmental Management Studies

Learn about cost-benefit analysis, waste management and risk assessment with this free online course.

Environmental Studies
Free Course
This free online environmental management course will teach you about how economists define environmental outcomes and positive and negative externalities. In this course you'll learn about the environmental evaluation toolkit, cost-benefit analysis, environmental regulations governing waste management, and government regulations set for the protection of human health. You will also look into the four steps of risk assessment.
  • Duration

    1.5-3 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Responsive






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In the free online course Environmental Management Studies you will learn that everything we do affects our environment and the people that live in it. Environmental Management (EM) is the process of managing the environmental issues associated with an organisation's activities. This course teaches you how economists define environmental outcomes, positive and negative externalities, public goods and common-property resources, the measures of value, willingness to pay, and willingness to accept.

You will also learn about how to use an environmental evaluation toolkit, such as direct, revealed preference and stated preference, important features of costs, cost-benefit analysis, criteria for evaluating a project and incentive policies. You will learn about environmental regulations governing waste management, waste management strategies, government regulations set for the protection of human health and the environment. Finally, you will learn about the four steps of risk assessment, and how to evaluate uncertainties in a risk assessment.

This free online course will be of great interest to those with an interest in learning about or working in the area of environmental management. So, why wait? Start the course today and by the end of the week you will have gained valuable knowledge on environmental management studies!

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss how economists define environmental outcomes that make society as well off as possible
  • Identify the difference between the two economic measures of value, willingness to pay and willingness to accept
  • Examine valuation methods in all three parts of the environmental valuation toolkit: direct revealed preference and stated preference methods
  • Discuss what cost-benefit analysis is, and be aware of some of its limitations
  • Discuss what incentive policies (taxes and tradable permits) are, what they do, and what their strengths and weaknesses are
  • Discuss the content and the goals of four-step of the risk assessment process
  • Examine how to quantitatively estimate cumulative cancer and non-cancer risks
  • Discuss how to identify/evaluate uncertainties in risk assessment


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