Syllabus academic year 2008/2009
(Created 2008-07-17.)

Higher education credits: 9. Grading scale: TH. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. FMI065 overlap following cours/es: FMI100, FMIF01, GEMF01, FMI100, FMIF01 och GEMF01. Compulsory for: W3. Optional for: RH4. Course coordinator: Eva Leire,, Miljö- och energisystem. Assessment: A written exam, a written assignment and a project work. The final grade is based on the grades for the project and the written exam on a basis 50/50. Home page:

The general aim of the course is that students should acquire knowledge about environmental management in companies and in society as a whole. The course should provide a basis for critical analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of environmental tools and policy instruments. Students should also be trained in critical thinking, in identifying and defining a problem and in written and oral communication.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Basic concepts and principles of environmental issues are highlighted, such as the tragedy of the commons, sustainable development, polluter pays principle, factor 4/10 and ecological footprints. The course should also give knowledge about economic and administrative policy instruments, as well as the advantages and drawbacks of different environmental tools, e.g. environmental legislation, life cycle analysis, environmental impact assessment, environmental management systems, environmental product declarations, environmental labelling and emission trading.

Among the course requirements are an assignment in environmental legislation showing an understanding of the legal process of an environmental case, and a project involving a critical examination and analysis of an “environmental tool”, both politically decided policy instruments and methods and tools used in the economy.

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Pihl, H.: Miljöekonomi för en hållbar utveckling. SNS förlag, Kristianstad 2003, 2000. ISBN 91-7150-641-1
De Facto 2006. Miljömålen – miljömålen på köpet. Naturvårdsverket 2006. ISBN 91-620-1250-9
Tillståndsprövning och anmälan avseende miljöfarlig verksamhet. Naturvårdsverket handbok 2003:5. ISBN 91-620-0127-2
The literature list is established each year. Due to rapid development within the field, this list, valid 2007, can be subject to changes for 2008.