POL2222 - The World in Crisis: Meeting Environmental Challenges

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Public Policy
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Not offering in current academic year

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

This course aims to 

  • Survey the global and regional energy and environmental challenges
  • Illustrate the D-S-P-R framework by using real life examples (D: drivers; S: current state of the environment; P: pressure on the environment; R: societal responses to environmental challenges)
  • Analyze the relationship between economic growth, transition in life styles, energy shortage, environmental degradation, institutional transition, and social development
  • Enhance environmental consciousness and critical thinking

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

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information


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