Environmental Sociology: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

Definition of Environmental Sociology Defining Ecological Issues Population, Food, and Hunger Economic Development versus Ecological Collapse Industrialization or Capitalism? The Modern Economy and its Ecological Implications Consumer Society Ecological Modernization Mainstream U.S. Environmentalism Since the Sixties The Limits of the Traditional Debate Locating Environmentalism in the Context of Social History Gender, Justice, and Environmental Issues Debate on Christianity and Ecology Race, Justice, and Environmental Issues Christian Environmentalism Resources for an Ecological Ethic in Native American Traditions Resources for an Ecological Ethic in Hinduism and Buddhism Resources for an Ecological Ethic in Chinese Traditions Culture, Rationality, and Modernity Environmentalism Abroad Perspectives from the Developing World Environmental Movements in Taiwan, Thailand and Philippines Global Ecological Commons Modes of Political Movements Democracy, Civil Society, and Ecology Local, International, and Global Eco-Social Movements

Environmental Policy and Standards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Theory of political change and development Ecological Modernization Environmental Regulation Criteria for Evaluating environmental policies Command and Control Strategies Decentralization Incentive-based Strategies: Subsidies and tax-exemptions Incentive-based Strategies: Transferrable discharge permits Principles and Governance models International environmental policy models Legislation and Instruments Air Quality Standards Soil Quality Standards Water Quality Standards Noise Control Standards

Environmental Finance and Economics 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Introduction: Definition The Economy and the Environment Benefits and Costs, Supply and Demand Economic Efficiency and Markets The economics of environmental Quality Benefits and Costs Analysis Economic Development and the Environment Discounting, Net Present Value (NPV) calculations Financial appraisal of projects Risk and the cost of capital Capital Markets -- How projects and companies get financed. Commodity Markets Alternative investment approaches. Portfolio vs. direct investing Measuring Environmental Performance -- Issues of Accounting and Reporting The Relationship between Environmental and Financial Performance

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