Course Information Package
|Course Unit Title||ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY|
|Course Unit Code||ESD513|
|Course Unit Details||MSc Education for the Environment and Sustainable Development (Electives Courses) -|
|Number of ECTS credits allocated||9|
|Learning Outcomes of the course unit||By the end of the course, the students should be able to:|
|Mode of Delivery||Face-to-face|
|Recommended optional program components||NONE|
|Course Contents||- Protection of the environment and the role of the International Community (UNEP).|
- International Environmental Conventions: Aims and description. (e.g. protection of the Mediterranean, climate change, biological diversity, desertification, endangered species, wetlands, etc.)
- International, European and National Strategy for Sustainable Development.
- Decision making and implementation processes at the European and National level. Characteristics of the institutions that develop and implement environmental policy.
- Horizontal issues and Policies –Environmental Impact Assessment for Projects, Strategic Impact Assessment, Ecolabel, Environmental Management and Audit Scheme, Environmental Technologies, Integrated Product Policy, Green Public Procurement.
- European strategies and legislation for the protection of air, soil and water.
- Policy determination and implementation of Environmental Education at the European and national level.
- Education for the Environment and Sustainable Development as a means of developing environmentally “literate” citizens and as an environmental policy making tool.
- Citizens’ right to participate in decision making relating to the environment and their quality of life. The Aarhus Convention.
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|Planned learning activities and teaching methods|
This module is delivered through lectures, discussion of literature and scientific articles analysis. It also utilises relevant audiovisual material and facilitates visits to Associations and institutions that are linked to environmental policy development in Cyprus.
|Assessment methods and criteria|
|Language of instruction||Greek|