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34505-01 - Vorlesung: International Environmental Risks: Corporate & Government Management Strategies 3 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2024
Angebotsmuster Jedes Herbstsemester
Dozierende John Wargo (john.wargo@unibas.ch)
Inhalt This graduate course examines globally significant environmental risks transcending national boundaries. Problems considered include carbon emissions, air pollution, drinking water, food safety, land use conflicts, biotechnology, and tropical forest loss. In each case we explore risks of environmental and health damages, as well as the potential effectiveness of diverse forms of regulation. These include prohibitions, contamination ceilings, disclosure requirements, monitoring & enforcement, tariffs, taxation, subsidies, pollution offsets and trading rights, intellectual property rights, burden to prove safety or excessive risk.

We also examine voluntary corporate management programs including investments in carbon and chemical use reductions; evolving ESG metrics; transparency initiatives among the largest food companies (Nestle, Pepsico); private sector certification programs in food production (RSPO), textiles (GOTS, OEKO-TEX), and building materials (LEED); efforts to reduce single-use plastics and increase use of recycled materials (UNILEVER); design of less risky pesticides (DOW Green Bond); drone surveillance in agriculture to monitor strategic application of fertilizers, pesticides and irrigation to problem areas; IKEA’s and Oreal’s voluntary efforts to eliminate toxic ingredients from their product lines; incentives to encourage restoration and reuse of hazardous sites, restoring lost land value.
Lernziele You will learn to judge the effectiveness of diverse environmental laws to reduce or eliminate risks to the environment and health. You will also learn the potential of private sector and public-private partnerships to voluntarily reduce environmental and health threats. You will learn the vulnerabilities of national environmental laws, and the fragility of international environmental agreements given their often-limited adoption by major economic powers, and their restricted ability to enforce treaty requirements.
Literatur All readings will be posted on a Google Drive:
● Only the first 3 readings for each day are required, others are optional.
● All are available at no cost.
● Please complete the readings before the course begins!
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Teilnahmebedingungen Recommended prerequisites:
Solid understanding of business and economics on the bachelor level. The following courses are helpful.
Environmental and Resource Economics (10160) or 10160 Introduction to Environmental Economics and 71004 Resource Economics
Public Choice and Public Economics (10148)
Globalization and European Integration (Globalisierung und europäische Integration, 34504)
Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung Please register by sending an email to summerschool-wwz@unibas.ch no later than by June 30, 2024.
All further information can be found on the website of the Summer School.
The enrollment for the course is at the same time the final registration for the exam!.
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz

 

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Einzeltermine

Datum Zeit Raum
Montag 19.08.2024 09.30-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Dienstag 20.08.2024 09.30-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Mittwoch 21.08.2024 09.30-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Donnerstag 22.08.2024 09.30-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Montag 26.08.2024 09.30-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Dienstag 27.08.2024 09.30-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Mittwoch 28.08.2024 09.30-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Donnerstag 29.08.2024 09.30-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Module Modul: Field Electives in Economics and Public Policy (Masterstudium: Economics and Public Policy)
Modul: Kernbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften (Masterstudium: Sustainable Development)
Modul: Specific Electives in Business and Economics (Masterstudium: Wirtschaftswissenschaften)
Modul: Specific Electives in International Business, Trade and the Environment (Masterstudium: Wirtschaftswissenschaften)
Vertiefungsmodul Global Europe: Global Ageing and Health (Masterstudium: European Global Studies)
Vertiefungsmodul Global Europe: Handel und Unternehmen in der Globalisierung (Masterstudium: European Global Studies)
Vertiefungsmodul Global Europe: Staatlichkeit, Entwicklung und Globalisierung (Masterstudium: European Global Studies)
Vertiefungsmodul Global Europe: Umwelt und Nachhaltigkeit (Masterstudium: European Global Studies)
Leistungsüberprüfung Leistungsnachweis
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung You are expected to attend every class. Final grades will be determined as follows: tbp.
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung An- und Abmelden: Fakultät
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala 1-6 0,1
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät / WWZ, studiendekanat-wwz@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät / WWZ

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