Agricultural Economics - M - Principles of Environmental Economics and Environmental planning


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Course name Principles of Environmental Economics and Environmental planning
Course type Lectures
Course code AEF-EM009
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. Uwe Latacz-Lohmann
Faculty Agrar- und Ernährungswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Examination office Prüfungsamt Agrar- und Ernährungswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Short summary Environmental economics: diagnosing environmental problems; instruments of environmental policy in general and of agri-environmental policy in particular; introduction to environmental valuation Environmental planning: basic planning methods; environmental planning instruments (landscape planning, environmental compatibility check, FFH-directive; intervention, regulation and landscape maintenance sett-
lements. Interfaces for spatial planning, EU Water Frame work Directive.

Information about study level

Study level Master
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Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

Evaluation Oral examination
Frequency Winter semester

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
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Information about requirements

Recommended requirements Basic knowledge in economics, innovation studies, economic geography and sustainability.

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Course Content Environmental economics: students have an overview of environmental economics as a discipline of research and teaching. They are able to diagnose environmental problems and to assess alternative environmental policy instruments with the perspective and analytical tools of economics. They understand the key instruments of agri-environmental policy and are able to follow the ongoing debate about the further development of agri-environmental policy in the context of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy.
Environmental planning: students understand the interaction of content, method and formal legal basics of planning and have an overview of German and European instruments and results of spatial environmental planning. They are able to interpret, evaluate and apply ecological data and to solve target conflicts
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