ENV322 International Environmental Policy Syllabus

University of Toronto, Winter 2016


About This Course

This course examines the meanings, processes, and challenges of global environmental governance. Specifically, the course investigates the dynamics of international environmental negotiations, focusing on the ways in which state and non-state actors interact to shape decisions about environmental issues. We will address questions of coordination, cooperation, and conflict—and power relations—among and across these actors. Through lectures, readings, independent essay writing, and an in-class group-based simulation, students will consider: the roles of a variety of actors (states, intergovernmental organizations, indigenous groups, environmental groups, private sector, etc.); the strategies used by actors in environmental negotiations and venues; and the negotiation and implementation processes of environmental agreements.