Energy and Environmental Security (BUSS6001)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit will examine the growing tension between energy and environmental security and the importance of both to business and society. It will assess the factors that have brought energy security and the sustainability of the environment to the forefront of concern including: the changing dynamics of energy markets in the wake of increasing demand from developing economies; population growth and food security; water scarcity; and climate change. It will consider the impact of increasing concern by a range of stakeholder groups on the way businesses are managing risks related to energy resources and other non-financial factors. The unit will also examine the effectiveness of government policies in response to these challenges, and consider the impact that new technologies might have in mitigating future risks. The unit will be taught intensively with a focus on developing applied business skills.

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Classes

Intensive - 8 days (4 x Saturday and Sunday) 10-4pm

Assessment

class participation (15%), oral presentation (25%) and research report (60%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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