INR5352: International Environmental Policy 3

Description: The vitality of the world’s ecosystems rests upon a constellation of inevitable and purposive forces acting in concert. To be sure, how humans decide to formalize interactions with their natural surroundings holds important consequences for both the environment and the people who inhabit it. By studying policy, we can better understand how politics translates competing interests, strategies, and values into environmental outcomes. This course will be a high-level introduction to the concept of international environmental policy and explore analytical tools designed to evaluate the merit of various approaches to solving environmental problems.