International Environment & Resource Policy

The International Environment and Resource Policy field of study requires the completion of a minimum of three course credits from the list below.

As a reminder, please note:

  • A course may be counted for credit in only one Field of Study.
  • In those cases where a course is listed in more than one Field of Study, the student may choose the Field of Study in which it is to be credited.
  • Courses, however, may be used to meet both Divisional Breadth requirements and Field of Study requirements simultaneously.

Note: Petition to the Committee on Student Academic Programs (CSAP) is needed, with approval of the supervising faculty of the field, in order to consider substitution of P253: Sustainable Development Diplomacy as a required course for the field.

Faculty Supervising this Field of Study: Professor William R. Moomaw and Professor Kelly Sims Gallagher


ILO L223 International Environmental Law
ILO L240 Legal and Institutional Aspects of International Trade
DHP D250
Water Diplomacy III: Synthesis of Science, Policy, and Politics of Boundary Crossing Water Problems
*DHP P250 Elements of International Environmental Policy
[DHP P251] International Environmental Negotiations
DHP P253
Sustainable Development Diplomacy
DHP P254
Climate Change and Clean Energy Policy
DHP P255
International Energy Policy
DHP P256
Innovation for Sustainable Prosperity
DHP P257 Corporate Management of Environmental Issues
[DHP P258] Clean Energy Technologies and Policy
EIB E240 Development Economics: Macroeconomic Perspectives
EIB E243 Agriculture and Rural Development in Developing Countries
[EIB E246] Environmental Economics
EIB E280
Economics and Management of Technology
EIB B284 Petroleum in the Global Economy

* This course is required for constitution of the field.
++ Any one of these courses may be used as the required course in the field.
+ Any one of these courses may be used as the second required course in the field.
[ ] Bracketed courses are those not offered 2013-2014.
Unless otherwise indicated, students need three course credits to complete a field of study. Modular courses count as one-half credit and if listed in a field, two must be taken to complete one course.

Students have the option of completing additional courses to receive a Certificate in International Development

Professors with expertise in the field

Research Centers

  • The Center for Environmental and Resource Policy
  • The Global Development and Environment Institute

Student Theses

Campi ya Kanzi Case Study: Ecotourism Marketing in Kenya (MALD 2010)

A Tale of Two Electricities: A Comparative Analysis of Smart Grid Development in the U.S. and China (MALD 2010)

Environmental Security: Possibilities for US Military Engagement (MALD 2010)

Geopolitics of Energy in the Caspian Sea Region: Azerbaijan's Challenges (MALD 2009)

Prospect of Energy Link Between Central Asia and China: A Study on the Development of 'Energy Silk Route,' the Turkmenistan - China Pipeline (MALD 2009)

Additionality of the Clean Development Mechanism: Insights from Central American Case Studies (MALD 2009)

Conceptualizing Climate Change Migration: A Literature Review and Analysis of the State of the Field and its Implications (MALD 2009)

Farm Animal Welfare and WTO Law: Assessing the Legality of Policy Measures (MALD 2008)