Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitSchool of Geography and Environmental Science
OfferedNot offered in 2013
Coordinator(s)Edwyna Harris


Previously coded ENV520E


Application of microeconomic theory to environmental problems; the relationship between economy and the environment; sustainable development; national accounting and the environment. Limitations of market and government coordination of natural resourse use. Valuation of unpriced environmental goods and cost-benefit analysis of evironmental changes. Policy options for solid wastes and recycling, local and global pollution problems, protection of biodiversity, management of stocks of fish and other 'commons' resources.


Written assignment (1250 words): 25%
Essay (2000 words): 30%
Take-home examination (2500 words): 45%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

3 hour lecture per week