About this Course
Decision-makers often turn to scientists and engineers to assist them to navigate through complex environmental, health and societal challenges pervaded by systemic uncertainty, ambiguity and ethical implications. This course prepares you to meet the requests and demands of current and future decision-makers and in this course, you will analyze ethical challenges associated with environmental dilemmas and apply different decision making tools relevant to environmental management and regulation.
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Globe

100% online course

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Clock

Approx. 18 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 hours/week
Comment Dots

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1

Section
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23 minutes to complete

Welcome and introduction

The environmental ethical dilemmas that we face a immense. In this module, we will introduce you to our course on Environmental Management & Ethics....
Reading
1 video (Total 12 min), 1 quiz
Quiz1 practice exercises
Introduction to Environmetal Management & Ethics6m

2

Section
Clock
3 hours to complete

Environmental ethics

In this module, we will introduce you to environmental ethics in general and three different kinds of environmental ethics in specific....
Reading
4 videos (Total 30 min), 2 quizzes
Video4 videos
Land ethics7m
Deep ecology8m
Ecofeminism7m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Environmental ethics20m

3

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

Environmental management of wicked problems

In the past, environmental problems were local and we could use our senses to detect them. We could see them, smell them and feel them and we could develop uniform solutions to them. They were tame problems. More and more of the environmental dilemmas and problems that we face are not tame. In this module, you will learn about environmental management of wicked problems in contrast to tame problems. ...
Reading
1 video (Total 11 min), 1 quiz
Quiz1 practice exercises
Environmental management of tame and wicked problems20m

4

Section
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4 hours to complete

Decision-support tools

Tools and methods such as cost-benefit analysis, risk assessment, technology assessment often provide support to decision-maker when it making decisions about how to best management the environment and environmental resources. These decision-support tools have different ethical foundations and different set of values embedded in them, which are important to have in mind. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 80 min), 4 quizzes
Video6 videos
DPSIR- Example8m
Cost-benefit analysis18m
Stakeholder analysis12m
Stakeholder analysis - Example9m
Technology assessment20m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Cost-benefit analysis12m
Stakeholder analysis12m
Technology assessment12m

5

Section
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2 hours to complete

Environmental regulation and principles

In this module, we will introduce you to the main different kinds of implementing environmental regulation as well as some of the key environmental principles on which environmental management is based internationally. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 72 min), 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
Economic incentives5m
Voluntary Environmental Programmes15m
The Precautionary Principle28m
Other environmental principles11m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Environmental regulation20m
Environmental principles20m

6

Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Recommendations on your chosen Environmental ethical dilemma

In this module, you will learn-by-doing how hard it can be to develop a set of clear recommendation to solve a given environmental ethical dilemma....
Reading
1 quiz
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Top Reviews

By MTJan 14th 2018

Update knowledge of Environmental management and ethics that i am learning from this course! Nicely designed.

By PKDec 9th 2017

The idea behind ethics is great and impressive, needs to learn by all development activists.

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About Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

DTU focuses on research in technical and natural sciences that contributes to the development of society. As an industrially orientated university, our goal is to supply high-level international research based on combining theory with constructing models and empirical methods....

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