Environmental Management Studies
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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.
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Environmental and Resource Economics
Environmental and Resource Economics - Learning Outcomes
Tragedy of the Commons
Evaluating Projects and Policies
Environmental and Resource Economics - Lesson Summary
Modern Environmental Management
Modern Environmental Management - Learning Outcomes
Systems of Waste Management
Government and Laws on the Environment
Risk Assessment Methodology for Conventional and Alternative Sustainability Options
Modern Environmental Management - Lesson Summary
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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