GEOG 5008 - Ethics in Environmental Policy and Planning

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2015

This course will familiarise students with both the content and the processes involved in ethical decision-making in issues concerning the natural and social environment. This course will introduce students to the main ethical theories pertaining to the environment and consider the implications of environmental ethics for environmental policy, planning and decision making, and develop the nexus between ethical theory and practice in environmental decision making contexts. Case studies from across the world will be considered, and highlight how issues of equity, justice, and other ethical dimensions are part of environmental planning and policy and will highlight how ethics can shape environmental planning and policy in different domains - from global (climate change) to local (NRM or coastal management) contexts.

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