The course aims to nurture critical thinking of environmental policy and governance among students. It introduces the rationale and contexts of environmental decision-making. More importantly, it highlights both aspects, scientific and political, of understanding environmental harm, evaluating costs of intervention or non-action, and creating/formulating environmental policies. By studying the politics, economics, and management of environmental policy and governance, the students will gain insights and hands on experiences in analyzing real life environmental challenges and human responses. By taking the course, the students are prepared to engage in debating contemporary environmental issues from a more informed, analytical perspective.