GE1205 - Green Economics

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Economics and Finance
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
GE Area
Area 2: Study of Societies, Social and Business Organizations
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2024/25, Semester B 2024/25

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course provides student with knowledge of environmental issues, which is inclusive of discovering environmental problems in the “real-life” context, analysing key issues in an innovative way and figuring out effective solutions to these situations. Current topics such as what is the interrelation between environmental issues and economics and what is the influence of environmental issues on the society, government and technological development will be deeply discussed in seminars. Meanwhile, the course aims to arouse student’s interest in environmental issue and develop student’s sense of responsibility of environmental protection.

Student will gain the knowledge through discussion during seminars, teamwork in group project and interaction during presentation. In addition, because environmental protection is a multi-disciplinary subject matter, cross-disciplinary seminar talks will be arranged to facilitate understanding. Through the course, students will enhance their creative thinking and analytical skills.

  1. Arouse students’ awareness and interest in environmental issues and help them think critically on the issues;
  2. Understand the relations between the environment and the economy and discover the underlying interrelations;
  3. Develop students’ ability in analyzing and solving environmental problems using their creative and innovative ability.
  4. Develop students’ sense of responsibility of environmental protection, and lead them to do self-reflection and assessments on issues related to environmental protection;
  5. The course also encourages discovery learning as students use their knowledge and skills acquired through seminars to discover, for themselves various solutions that incorporate economic analysis when dealing with environmental problems in real-life contexts;
  6. Students will develop their attitude and ability to discover and innovate through class discussion and group case studies. The project presentation and examinations will reflect their accomplishments in discovery and innovation.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information


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