|School||Cardiff School of Planning and Geography|
|External Subject Code||K400|
|Number of Credits||20|
|Language of Delivery||English|
|Module Leader||Dr Andrew Flynn|
This module will provide a critical examination of the key issues and ideas that currently characterise environmental management, such as the interaction between voluntary and public forms of regulation. It will place these ideas within the context of drivers for change on industry, technological changes and responses by the business community through initiatives to promote more integrated environmental management. The module engages with debates on: the potential and limitations for organisations to become more environmentally conscious in their activities; the interactions between the environmental or broader sustainability performance of organisations and their economic performance; and the constraints facing commercial, public and community organisations, regulators and environmental policy makers in their efforts to improve environmental and social sustainability.
Students will gain both theoretical and practical knowledge of:
A business perspective of the economic and environmental benefits of environmental management.
The module will be delivered by a combination of:
Lectures and seminars are supplemented by Powerpoint presentations (slides are copied and made available) and handouts. Key readings that are used in teaching sessions will be available in Learning Central before the session in which they are to be discussed. During seminars you may be required to lead or contribute to a debate/discussion.
Students will be expected to demonstrate skills of critical analysis through an ability to:
Students will practice and develop the following:
Environmental Management Essay (70%)
Environmental Management Essay
A. Jordan and A. Lenschow (eds.) (2008) Innovation in Environmental Policy? Integrating the
Environment for Sustainability, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar
J.-P. Voss, D. Bauknecht, et al. (eds.) (2006) Reflexive Governance for Sustainable Development.
Cheltenham: Edward Elga
Smith, A. and Stirling, A. (2008) Social-ecological resilience and sociotechnical transitions: critical issues for sustainability governance, STEPS Working Paper 8, Brighton: STEPS Centre
Frank W. Geels, Rene´ Kemp (2007): Dynamics in socio-technical systems: Typology of change processes and contrasting case studies, in: Technology in Society 29 (2007) 441–455