NYU Steinhardt

International Environmental Governance: Education, Advocacy and Non-Governmental Organizations

  • Course Number: ENYC-GE 2015
  • Hours: 30
  • Units: 3
  • Description: The course examines major international environmental issues such as climate change, loss of biodiversity, pollution & the crisis in our oceans with an emphasis on guiding principles & institutional frameworks. The course explores the role of education as a tool for effective conservation & the educational/advocacy functions of Non-Governmental Organizations. An examination of evolving concepts, e.g., the Precautionary Principle & Ecosystem-based management, illuminates how we develop environmental solutions. Students will become familiar with key documents of international environmental governance.
  • Old Course Number: E15.2015