|授業科目名||Seminar(Global Environment Governance)|
|科目の目的・到達目標||Most students have little knowledge of Global Environmental Governance. Therefore, this course offers a general overview of international environmental policy and law, international institutions, and national and international approaches to managing environmental policy. We will take a look at how society is dealing with local, regional and global environmental problems and students will gain an understanding of international environmental institutions and processes.
Students will also gain an awareness of the complexity and interconnectivity of Earth’s ecosystems and the interplay among national, regional and international actors -- including states, international organizations, NGOs, corporations and individuals, and their efforts, successes and failures regarding protection of the global environment.
This course will give students a clearer understanding of the institutions, actors and actions that are now affecting our planet, and a better sense of what can be done at the international and regional level. Worldwide there is increasing demand for change and the Japanese Government often seeks to play a leading role in efforts to develop international environmental policies. Having an awareness of what is happening globally will be an invaluable addition to any student’s academic and professional development.
|授業の概要||With terrifying fires in Australia, deadly drought in Africa, and severe flooding in the U.S. and Japan, it is clear that climate change has become a critical global issue. This course will begin with a look at international environmental problems and the nature of the biosphere, specifically ecosystem services. We will then consider commodity chains and consumption, and global governance in the context of global challenges and institutions. Next we will look at the development of international environmental law and general principles and explore the role of global institutions that are active in governance, including NGOs, IGOs, and IOs. Finally we will look at society’s opportunities for reform of the present systems of global governance, production and consumption.|
|授業計画||1. International Environmental Challenges: Problems of Our Own Making
2. Ecosystem Services and the Biosphere: The Foundation for Human Security
3. Commodity Chains and Consumption, an Overview
4. Commodity Chains and Consumption, a Closer Look
5. Governing the Global Environment: An Overview
6. Role of International Environmental Law (IEL)
7. ** 1st Group Discussions of Essays
8. Sources & General Principles of IEL
9. Obstacles to Effective Global Environmental Policy
10. The Role of NGOs, an Overview
11. The Structures, Methods and Strategies of NGOs
12. Reform: Can We Make a Better System of Governance?
13. Reform: Possible Better Systems of Governance
14. ** 2nd Group Discussions of Essays; Evaluations
|評価方法||Each of the following will be calculated independently to decide your final grade:
• 20%: Attendance (12 classes minimum without permission of instructor)
• 30%: Preparation (homework) & active participation in classes
• 50%: 2 Reflection or Topical essays during the semester, minimum 1000 words each, depending on the student’s 1st language. (This portion of your grade will include in-class discussion of your essays in small groups with other students.)
|テキスト・参考文献等||Readings provided by the instructor.|
|授業外の学習活動||Homework readings and written reflection essays are required for class participation.|