Environmental Legislation and Policy

10 Units

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.

Faculty Faculty of Science and Information Technology
School School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Availability Trimester 2 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)

ENVS6510, 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.

Topics 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
Transition NA
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge NA
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Teaching Methods Email Discussion Group
Problem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments -
  • Group/tutorial participation and contribution - Online group tutorial synopsis and facilitation; Online tutorial postings
  • Reports -
Contact Hours
  • Self Directed Learning: for 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for ENVS6510

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