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Courses in Environmental Economics

An academic course offers post-secondary instruction on a specific subject in order to bridge an educational gap or provide training in a specialized area. Some courses target students who need additional preparation for college, while others are aimed at professionals looking to advance their careers. What is a course in environmental economics? Building on a foundation of economic familiarity, s… Read more

An academic course offers post-secondary instruction on a specific subject in order to bridge an educational gap or provide training in a specialized area. Some courses target students who need additional preparation for college, while others are aimed at professionals looking to advance their careers.

What is a course in environmental economics? Building on a foundation of economic familiarity, students of the course will learn about the effects of environmental policies on various economies. The field acknowledges the value of both economic and environmental issues and seeks to create a balance between the two through evaluation of benefits and costs. The course includes discussions on business procedures as they relate to global warming, air pollution, solid waste, toxic substances and water quality. Students will acquire skills in evaluating the financial impact of these policies and develop problem-solving abilities to create new ways to integrate economic efficiency and environmental considerations.

Students of the course gain personal benefit from the development of analytical and creative thinking skills, which can be applied in meeting individual goals and challenges. The field also offers the opportunity to improve world conditions through better environmental practices.

Courses are available from a number of schools worldwide. Students should research each program to determine the choice that best meets their purposes and goals. Costs will vary according to location and curriculum.

With the growing concern for the environment and increasing governmental regulations relating to ecological issues, the need is increasing for specialists in environmental economics. Businesses seek professionals who can increase efficiency in complying with legal requirements. Forecasters are needed to anticipate public response to company decisions. Course graduates can also serve as consultants, project managers, resource managers and policy analysts. Jobs are also available as advocates for nonprofit organizations pursuing changes in guidelines.

Studying environmental economics can advance your career while providing an opportunity to make a difference in the world. To take the first important step, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Barcelona Graduate School of Economics
Barcelona, Spain

The Barcelona GSE Intensive Course on Energy Economics: Current Methods and Policy Challenges serves as a forum for participants to discuss the main challenges facing the ener ... +

The Barcelona GSE Intensive Course on Energy Economics: Current Methods and Policy Challenges serves as a forum for participants to discuss the main challenges facing the energy sector. The course also provides participants with a deep understanding of the main concepts and tools needed to analyze the performance of energy markets. Relevant global regulatory experiences in the energy sector are used to illustrate the main topics of the course. -
Courses
Full-time
3 days
Sep 2020
Campus
 
School of Sustainability
Bologna, Italy

The goal of the Foundation Course “Design for Circular Economy” is to understand the principles, strategies and analytic techniques of circular design applied to products and ... +

The goal of the Foundation Course “Design for Circular Economy” is to understand the principles, strategies and analytic techniques of circular design applied to products and systems addressing the needs of the individuals and the communities. A key objective is to embed evidence-based circular design thinking within the design process. Students have the opportunity to apply this approach to the critical evaluation of case study projects and of their own proposals. -
Courses
Full-time
5 weeks
English
Oct 2020
31 Jul 2020
Campus
 

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