Environmental Legislation and Policy

Course code ENVS6510Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Environmental and Life Sciences

ENVS6510 focuses on the basic legislative and policy requirements for environmental protection in Australian and international contexts. Different legislative approaches and the role of planning and policy in the regulation of development are explored, and case studies are analysed in demonstrating the role of legislation in environmental protection.

Available in 2015

WebLearn GradSchoolTrimester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesENVS6510, Environmental Legislation and Policy, will focus on legislative and planning requirements for environmental protection.

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Explain fundamental concepts in environmental law and policy
2. Outline how international environmental law is incorporated into environmental policies of national and state governments
3. Examine and analyse legal approaches to pollution control, environmental planning and natural resource management
4. Explore politico-economic issues underlying environmental policy formulation at an international and domestic level
5. Critically examine implementation issues associated with environmental regulation and environmental regimes.
ContentTopics will include:

Foundations of environmental law and policy
ESD and environmental law and policy
Legal approaches to managing global commons
Legal approaches to managing global biodiversity
Legal approaches to managing natural resources
Environmental regulation: past, present and future
Environmental policy and planning
Politico-economic aspects of environmental legislation and policy formulation
Implementation, compliance and enforcement - critical perspectives
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNA
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Problem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Group/tutorial participation and contributionOnline group tutorial synopsis and facilitation; Online tutorial postings
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ENVS6510