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ECF3603 Environmental Economics
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Credit Points: 15
 
Description:

Clearly, the environmental resources that sustain our economic system today are the same ones that will support future generations - the environment cannot be viewed as an entity separate from the economy. This unit develops the key concepts and techniques that allow graduates to take an active voice in promoting the principles of sustainability from an economic perspective that is, how to best allocate scarce resources to ensure a sustainable outcome. Students learn that economic objectives do not necessarily conflict with environmental goals and that markets can be used to improve the quality of the environment. The unit also discusses the limitations of economic analysis in providing policy guidance on environmental issues.



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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
Y39Bachelor of Science (Environmental Management)
C55Bachelor of Sustainability
MAAABQEnvironmental and Physical Planning Major
MABUUPSustainable Business Management Major
 
 
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2014 VET: 14/05/2014