ENVP2002W Environmental Economics

Academic Year 2024/2025

This module will introduce students from a non- economic background to an exploration of key economic concepts in the context of environmental issues related to transportation and planning issues. Exploring the impacts of consumption patterns and resulting problems including transport congestion, pollution, unsustainable use of natural resources and climate change will enable students evaluate and consider critical environmental policy issues in contemporary society. The module will include an introduction to key concepts and theoretical approaches to environmental economics and policy responses to such issues. International examples of environmental challenges and alternative policy responses will be used to develop students understanding of potential responses to major environmental issues.

This module is delivered overseas and it is for CDIC students only.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

- Have an understanding of the major environmental and natural resources issues and the key literature on the economics of the environment.
- Understand the key environmental economics approaches and frameworks to analysing why environmental and natural resources issues.
- Illustrate the economic strategies and instruments available to address local and global environmental challenges.
- Understand the interlinkages between the consumption patterns, transport systems, urbanisation and environmental economics theory and policy

Indicative Module Content:

Environmental problems and impacts related to transportation and planning issues. Consumption patterns and resulting problems including transport, congestion, pollution and climate change

- Introduction to Environmental Economics
- Resources, Environment, and Economic Development
- Economic Analysis of why Environmental and natural resources problems occur.
- Environmental Policy Design.
- Economic Approaches to Policy and Project Evaluation.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures, debates, critical readings, case studies and teamwork 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Exclusions:

This module is delivered overseas and is not available to students based at the UCD Belfield or UCD Blackrock campuses.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Additional Information:
This module is delivered overseas and is not available to students based at the UCD Belfield or UCD Blackrock campuses


Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered

Not yet recorded.

Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback will be provided at group and individual student level