PIA4071 - Globalisation and the Environment

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Public and International Affairs
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2023/24

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

This course examines globalisation and how it has affected local, regional and global environmental conditions. Today globalization undoubtedly is accelerating numerous environmental problems, including climate change, air pollution, natural resource depletion, pollution, and water degradation. We will discuss the key concepts and theories related to globalization and the environment and the relationship between the two. We will also examine key debates and negotiations that have shaped environmental practices and activism. Additionally, we will discuss the case studies which bring out the relationship between globalisation and the environment. Topics which will be discussed include climate change, tourism, trade and consumption, and land grabbing.

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Continuous Assessment: 100%
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