Free online course: Environmental Challenges: Scarcity and Conflict in the Natural Environment

War and conflict can severely disrupt the governance of the environment. What is the impact on both people and the environment?

The Environmental Challenges: Scarcity and Conflict in the Natural Environment is an online course that explores war and conflict and their impact on the environment and people. This course explores the three main aspects of conflict and resource scarcity and help students apply them to the negotiation and decision making. Topics that will be covered in this course include an introduction to pioneering environmental economist Ken Boulding; the appreciation of the role that technology has played in terms of changing production methods and enabling the exploitation of important natural resources; the ability to be aware of contrasting concepts of water peace and water wars; understanding how to negotiate property rights appropriately; an introduction to the concept of developmental freedom; understanding the impact of conflict on environmental management and so much more. Environmental Challenges: Scarcity and Conflict in the Natural Environment will last for two weeks and will require five hours of study every week.

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