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Environmental economics deals with the exploitation, allocation and use of renewable and fixed natural resources. Environmental policy refers to sets of safe rules of conduct that organisations have to implement in order to address various environmental issues. Environmental economics and policy look into the economic effects of worldwide environmental policies, through theoretical and empirical study.

Environmental economics studies cost and benefits-related issues of water quality, air pollution, solid waste, global warming, and other environmental problems. Environmental policies deal with the internal and external regulations implemented by companies such as recycling of packaging materials, efficient use of water and energy or minimising waste.

Masters in Environmental Economics borrow topics from other disciplines such as agribusiness, ecology, natural resource management, energy studies, sustainable development and strategic management.

Environmental economics and policy degrees teach students how to apply economic principals to real-world environmental problems. Students learn to design economic policy tools and assess their effectiveness. They will also learn how to employ cost-benefit analytical models in order to compile environmental reviews and to find the economic balance between costs and returns.

Graduates undertake careers in the private sector, in public agencies and in non-profit organisations. Professionals practice in fields such as agricultural economy, environmental consulting, project management, resources policy advocacy, resources administration or environmental audit assessments.

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Suggested Online Programmes Environmental Economics & Policy

M.Sc. Energy Policy

Develop the skills required to contribute to the global transition to sustainable energy by studying Energy Policy MSc (online) at the University of Sussex. This course will help you develop the critical and systemic thinking needed to steer the shift towards sustainable energy in the public, private and third sectors.

United Kingdom
Master Environmental Health

The Environmental Health from Flinders University aim to provide you with the professional qualifications to enter or enhance career opportunities in the area of environmental health.

Australia
Certificate Landscape Governance - Collaborating Across Sectors and Scales

EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Landscape Governance - Collaborating Across Sectors and Scales Certificate in collaboration with Wageningen University and Research - WageningenX. Get the knowledge and skills to design and implement effective landscape governance that harnesses the power of place to mobilise and unite stakeholders.

Netherlands