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Institutions and Policies for Environmental Protection


Course description

This course focuses on legal and institutional arrangements concerning the protection and management of the environment, both from a theoretical and practical perspective. The course covers the main areas of environmental law and policy in their national dimensions, as well as the legal frameworks established at the international and EU level in the context of their implementation in the case of Greece. The course is taught in a seminar format, designed to encourage students’ active engagement in the class through oral presentations upon set topics, as well as open discussion.

Learning outcomes

On the completion of this course, students are expected to:

  • develop knowledge and understanding regarding a) the role and function of legal institutions in managing natural, cultural and urban environment, b) the context in which environmental law and policy are made and implemented, c) the role and performance of environmental institutions in national policy-making
  • develop the ability to present seminar papers and write clear research essays on selected environmental topics
  • discuss legal and institutional issues concerning environmental protection.