PCR 205: International Politics of the Environment

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. discuss key concepts in the study of international politics of the environment;
  2. explain the influence of the environment on international politics regarding key issues such as ozone layer depletion, toxic waste management and many others; and
  3. apply knowledge to Nigerian and African contexts.
Course Contents

The international political processes that have developed in response to international environmental problems. It includes those that are intrinsically global (such as ozone depletion). Those that arise throughout large areas of the world (such as pollution by toxic waste). And those that present problems in the international management of global commons (such as the high seas or Antarctica). Emergence of the environment as an important issue in international politics, and the nature and effectiveness of international responses to key environmental issues.