Seminar: Environmental Responsibility: The Role of NGOs and Large Corporations

ENE456 Seminar: Environmental Responsibility: The Role of NGOs and Large Corporations

Autumn 2018

Spring 2019
  • Topics

    Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), large corporations, environmental responsibility environmental conservation work, clean technology development, environmental NGOs strategy, policy influence.

  • Learning outcome

    Knowledge - upon successful completion the student

    • Is familiar with selected environmental NGOs and large private corporations with interests in the environment and clean technology development.
    • Knows how environmental NGOs and private corporations work toward  environmental responsibility and conservation, including strategies in the short an long run.
    • Understands the role of NGOs and large coroporations in environmental issues and in policy work at both the national and international level.

    Skills - upon successful completion the student

    • Can explain differences between various types of environmental NGOs.
    • Can explain and discuss environmental responsibility of large private corporations.
    • Can coordinate and work on subject related matter in peer-groups.
    • Can present and discuss subject related questions to a larger audience.

  • Teaching

    The seminar is divided in two parts. The first part consists of guestlectures from representatives of selected NGOs and large private corporations that have an environmental agenda. The second part consist of student group work and presentations.

  • Requirements for course approval

    Mandatory attendance at all lectures and activities.

  • Assessment

    Group presentation. 

  • Grading Scale

    Pass / fail

  • Literature

    NGO Diplomacy: The Influence of Nongovernmental Organizations in International Environmental Negotiations (2007), Betsill, M.M, Corell, E. (eds.). MIT Press.

    Doyle, Julie (2009) Climate Action and Environmental Activism: The Role of Environmental NGOs and Grassroots Movements in the Global Politics of Climate Change In: Boyce, Tammy and Lewis, Justin, eds. Climate Change and the Media. Peter Lang, New York, USA, pp. 103-116. ISBN 9781433104619

Overview

ECTS Credits
2.5
Teaching language
English
Semester

Spring

Course responsible

Researcher Sturla Kvamsdal, Department of Business and Management Science/SNF