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Environmental Economics

Bachelor's level | 15 credits | Course code: ES1601 | Sustainability focused
Autumn 2020
100% Day
Period: 31 August 2020 - 2 November 2020
Comments: Please note that the study period has been changed from the second to the first half of the autumn term.
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

You will understand why market economies produce pollution and why regulations are needed. Social solutions to the problem are explored, and you will learn how to analyze the effectiveness of control alternatives and policies. You will also be introduced to the use and management of natural resources and explore alternative methods used to value environmental services, which are analyzed in a Cost-Benefit framework. Exercises, a case study and discussions of the concept of sustainable development and international issues like the Porter hypothesis and environmental and resource problems in developing countries are included.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: 120 credits or equivalent. To provide the requirement in English by an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS, the English proficiency should be equivalent to the level of English 6/English Course B from Swedish Upper Secondary School.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 29 750 SEK
First payment: 29 750 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on: http://www.universityadmissions.se

Study Guidance

Karin Karlson
Phone: +46-31-786 2705
Email: environmentalscience@bioenv.gu.se
Visiting address: Carl Skottsbergs Gata 22 B (Botanical building)


Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences
Box 463
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Medicinaregatan 18

Course that is sustainability-focused where at least one of the learning outcomes clearly shows that the course content meets one of the current sustainability criteria. The content with a focus on sustainability must also, in accordance with the criteria, constitute the course's main focus

Course that is sustainability-related where at least one of the learning outcomes clearly shows that the course content meets one of the current sustainability criteria.

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