PPOL-541 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Spring for 2017-2018
This course explores the meaning of "sustainability" in the context of development. It considers recent dynamics that have pushed climate change to the top of the global policy agenda and their relevance for national policy planning processes in developing countries. The course examines what the demands of climate change mean for regulatory frameworks, incentives, and the creation of new markets around the world. It explores sustainability as applied to agriculture and urban development, how vulnerable groups fare in the tension between progress and environmental protection, and the scope for public-private partnerships in enhancing sustainability. Throughout, the course draws on case studies from low and lower-middle income countries to look at how the demands of sustainability are challenging and altering the way that public policy decisions can be optimized in the context of development.
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