Environmental Challenges: Scarcity and Conflict in the Natural Environment – Onl

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War and conflict can severely disrupt the governance of the environment. What is the impact on both people and the environment?

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Who is the course for?

The course is suitable for anyone with a general interest in conflict and environmental decision-making

no previous knowledge or experience is required.

If you are working in environmental management, or wish to learn more about it, this course is designed to support you as a professional. By completing all aspects of the course you will have achieved 14 hours of CPD time.

What topics will you cover?

Be introduced to the pioneering environmental economist Ken Boulding.

Understand the difference between a ‘cowboy’ economy based on throughput, and a circular ‘spaceman’ economy.

Appreciate the role of technology in changing production methods and enabling increased exploitation of natural resources.

Understand how demand for natural resources, in particular oil for energy, has led to conflict.

Be aware of the contrasting concepts of ‘water wars’ and ‘water peace’ over access to and management of water resources.

Understand how appropriately negotiated property rights and institutional arrangements are important for water peace.

Understand how conflict can lead to increased environmental vulnerability of civilian populations and mass mortality though famine and disease.

Be introduced to Amartya Sen and the concept of development as freedom.

Be introduced to contrasting theories on international regimes.

Understand the impact of conflict on environmental management in north Lebanon.

Appreciate the role of trust relationships and the effect of ‘wasta’ on post-conflict environmental management.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

Compare the ‘cowboy’ economy with the circular ‘spaceman’ economy, through technological advances and resource exploitation.

Discuss the extent that resource demands can lead to conflict between different users.

Explore the way that conflicting forces subdue populations by denying them access to environmental resources.

Develop understanding of conflict resolution and negotiation techniques.

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