The aim of this course is to prepare the students to systematically think about and work towards formulating and achieving concrete environmental objectives in the world of scarce resources and competing agendas. The topics within the course include:
- Introduction to the idea of management. Management mindsets: approaches to framing and resolving problems at the interface of the environment and human activities. Difference between management, policy and science.
- The principles and main elements of Environmental Management Systems (EMS) including the ISO 14000 series standards
- Management strategies. What is a strategy and how it may be conceived and implemented?