Ecological Econ & Sustainable Analysis (PHYS5031)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit will introduce selected recent topics from Ecological Economics, such as concepts of sustainability (definitions); comparisons with environmental economics, intergenerational discounting; time and equity in the climate change debate; valuing the environment; links between theories of well-being, consumerism and environmental impact; and cost benefit analysis. The unit sets the scene for the more detailed and specific units PHYS 5032, PHYS 5033, and PHYS 5034.

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Classes

2-hour lecture and 1-hour tutorial per week.

Assessment

Major essay, tutorial summary, and course compilation diary (100%).

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No

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