Environmental Policy & Economics

    Course details

    • Code: RMAN.7004
    • Fee: $744*
    • Level: 7
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Environmental Studies, Forest Management
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class65 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 2
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)
Related programmes Graduate Diploma in Resource Management;

Course Aim

The aim of this course is to synthesize a broad range of policy, management techniques and regulation to balance economics, politics, ethics, and science to assist sound sustainable decision making. You will learn about environmental policy and regulation, ethics, cultural versus economic perspectives, myths about the economy and environment, and how best to manage our resources sustainably for the future.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Critique the purpose and intent of the Resource Management Act
  2. Appraise the primary drivers of environmental degradation
  3. Formulate a comprehensive Cost/Benefit Analysis assessment
  4. Communicate the purpose of a District Plan
  5. Generate alternative principles for managing our resources more sustainably

*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017