FEATURED COURSES · SPRING 2020

International Environmental Law & Policy

Envir St 402


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Wed
4:00 - 5:15 PM
3 credits


Fulfills Environmental Studies
Theme
UW Designations
Intermediate Social Science

Instructor

Dr. Wil Burns
Dr. Wil Burns
Instructor

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Global environmental problems, including the looming threat of climate change, the biodiversity crisis, and increasing pressures on ocean ecosystems due to human activities, have become pressing concerns in recent decades. In response, a sophisticated structure of global governance has emerged, including through the establishment of hundreds of multi-lateral treaties to confront these threats. As a consequence, nation-States have begun to cooperate with each other to an unprecedented extent, although not without facing significant obstacles, and not without domestic political agendas sometimes delaying or thwarting progress at the international level. This class examines the array of legal regimes, politics, governance processes and policy tools that have emerged in the arena of global environmental law and politics. We will focus on a number of different discrete international environmental problems, as well as how international environmental law is formulated and enforced at the international level.

Class meets in-person weekly from 4-5:15pm Wednesdays, with an additional weekly online recorded lecture.


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