Sustainable Development: Economy and Environment

First year module

Lecturer: Matthew Cole

This module examines the interactions between the economy and the environment and provides an introduction to environmental economics. The economic causes and effects of environmental degradation will be examined together with the economic incentives to ameliorate environmental problems.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module the student will be able to: 

  • Understand the principles of economic analysis as they apply this analysis to environmental problems; 
  • Understand how the economy interacts with the environment; 
  • Understand how economic policies can be used to prevent environmental damage.


2hr written examination