Subjects

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units
3-0-6H
schedule
M (3:30-5:30) (Harvard Law School)
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Seminar looks at problems of managing common resources, difficulties of achieving transboundary pollution control, and the dilemmas of regional harmonization of environmental protection standards. At the core of these problems are issues of how best to structure international treaty negotiations. Focuses especially on problems of representation, issue linkage, and enforcement.

instructors
units
3-0-9H
schedule
T (2:00-5:00) (9-450A)
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description

Explores the evolution of food production, from farm to plate, in the US and globally. Considers the science, economics, and politics behind the transition from pre-industrial to an industrial food system. Debates the costs and benefits of genetically modified food, organic agriculture, and local/regional food production.

instructors
units
4-0-8H
schedule
W (1:00-2:30), F (1:00-3:00) (9-354)
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description

Examines innovation in public policy, technology and business models that enable massive-scale improvements in energy efficiency. Explores how they help balance energy supply and demand and prevent unmanageable, irreversible climate change. Students apply analytic methods and design tools to assess strategies to enable energy efficiency.

instructors
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3-0-9G
schedule
W (2:30-5:30) (9-450A)
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description

Examines how cities use energy; the institu- tional, market and regulatory environment in which policymakers operate; steps cities are tak- ing to better manage their energy use; and the challenges entrepreneurs face in trying to make the system more sustainable. Guest speakers contribute real-world perspective.

instructors
units
3-0-9H
schedule
W (4:00-6:30) (E51-376)
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description

The Schumpeterian notion of technological innovation as "the engine of growth" is being challenged as the globalization of trade is increasingly seen as the driving force of industrial economies.

instructors
units
3-0-9G
schedule
TR (9:30-11:00) (66-148)
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description

First subject in the Environmental Policy and Planning sequence. Reviews philosophical debates concerning growth and scarcity vs. deep ecology. Examines the ongoing policy debate concerning "command-and-control" vs. market-oriented approaches to regulation. Considers the debate regarding the importance of expertise vs. indigenous knowledge.

instructors
units
3-0-9H
schedule
TR (3:30-5:00) (E51-057)
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description

Introduction to important issues in contemporary environmental law, policy, and economics. Discusses the roles and interactions of Congress, federal agencies, state governments, and the courts in dealing with environmental problems.

instructors
units
3-0-9G
schedule
M (11:00-1:00) (9-450A)
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description