DHP P250: Environmental Problem Solving
The objective of the course is to familiarize students with the global
environmental and resource problems faced by the world today, as well as
various tools and methods available to address and analyze them.
Discussion on environmental and resource problems is structured around
four sections: people, environment and development; the physics of
environment; the global environment agenda; and prominent and emerging
environmental problems. Discussion on tools and methods seeks a balance
between quantitative and qualitative approaches, including economic
analysis tools, data, monitoring and verification, standards and
certificates, stakeholder engagement, and storytelling (discourse).
Emphasis is placed on the approaches and philosophies underlying the
understanding of each of the problems, tools and methods discussed, as
well as their applicability and limitations.