|Type of Course:||Specialization A: Elective|
|Specialization B: Required|
Instructor: Associate Professor S. Rozakis
The purpose of this course is to frame an applied methodological approach the economy and the environment appropriate for devising solutions to real environmental problems. Using examples, case studies and exercises, the theoretical foundations of Environmental Economics is presented coupled with a thorough analysis of Environmental interactions to the Economy and Society as well as the sustainable development concept. Course contents thus comprise the epistemological framework, methods of environmental valuation aiming at determining the optimal protection level of the environment. Then the contemporary dimensions of environmental issues follows and ways to cope with through efficient management are analyzed. Main pollution forms in Greece and related policies and actions to satisfactorily constrain them subject to cost minimization.
The second part of the course deals with controversial issues through presenting pros and cons and it is designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Based on contrasting arguments developed by environmentalists, scientists, and policy makers, debates are organized with students groups elaborating presentations and then pursuing dialogue under strict rules then evaluated by fellow students.
Last modification: 31-01-2019