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Environmental Economics

  • Autumn 2024
  • Next course: 02. December - 13. December 2024
  • CRD/CMM Core Course | 4 ECTS
  • Course:CMM0504

About the course

The course provides an overview of environmental and resource economics as well as public policy tools and instruments in the context of management of coastal and marine environments and sustainable development (SD). The course introduces elements of standard economic analysis (neoclassical economics) as well as other approaches, such as ecological economics. A focus is placed on how to manage resources in such a way that the health of ecosystems and the economy are taken into consideration. The course aims to provide students with the necessary tools to make informed choices regarding environmental and resource management in coastal and marine communities.


Learning outcome

On completion of the course a student:

  • will understand the various ways in which markets fail and consider these issues in relation to coastal and marine areas.
  • can apply theories of environmental economics and various policy instruments.
  • will understand the practice and implications of cost-benefit analysis, including in connection to climate change.
  • can demonstrate knowledge and practical expertise in non-market valuation techniques for valuing environmental impacts, and communicate this through surveys, reports and presentations.
  • has learned to develop, draft, revise and complete a research writing project.
  • will comprehend the implications of environmental and resource economics with respect to marine spatial planning and sustainable development.


Prerequisites: No prerequisites registered for the course

Assessment: 60% individual assignment, 40 % group assignment

Final Exam: Assignment