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ALU3024 - Policies for Environmental Sustainability

Contents

International agreements and government policies on limiting greenhouse gas emissions. The EU Water Framework Directive and its implementation. Government policy on waste management, contaminated land and environmental liability. Agri-environment and cross compliance policies. The EU Common Fisheries Policy and conservation of fisheries stock. Implementation of the EU Habitats Directive. Site visit to inspect at first hand the implementation and enforcement of a major aspect of environment policy in Northern Ireland.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module students will be able to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of international and local policies in relation to environmental quality and sustainability and the practical implementation of these policies.

Lecturer

Dr. Alberto Longo

Skills

By the end of the module students will be able to demonstrate oral and written skills; gathering, analysis, interpretation and synthesis of information.

Pre-requisites

None

Supplementary notes

None

Assessment

 Essay
30%
 Presentation
20%
 Exam
50%