Environmental Policy Group

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Environmental Policy Group

Educational program and thesis track for MES/MUE/MCL

September 17, 2013, Dr Bas van Vliet

Environmental Policy Group

The research programme of ENP focuses on:

Environmental Governance and Management of…


Sustainable production and consumption


Sustainable Natural Resource Use


Global Environmental Change


12 lecturing staff and around 40 PhD students


Yearly, some 35 MSc thesis students


Network of over 450 graduates


www.studyenvironmentalgovernance.org

Research Program ENP and
some related
courses


Environmental management and industry


Sustainable technology development


Governing Sustainable Cities


Water Governance


Environmental


Quality and Governance


Ocean and Coastal Governance




International environmental policy



Climate Governance



Environment and Development


Environmental Policy analysis and
evaluation


Sociological Perspectives on
Environmental Change


Peter Oosterveer, Gert
Spaargaren, Simon Bush, Machiel
Lamers, Bas van Vliet


Sustainable Consumption and
Production: Housing, Food, Mobility


Smart
-
Grid configurations for
decentral

energy production and consumption of
households


Sanitary innovations with Modernized
Mixtures in East Africa


SME’s and cleaner production in Asia


Environmental governance of cruise
ships in the Antarctic and Caribbean

Sustainable production and consumption


Jan van Tatenhove, Simon
Bush, Judith van Leeuwen, Kris
van Koppen;


Innovative governance
arrangements for tuna fisheries in
the Coral Triangle


FSC
-

and global forest governance


Nature protection policies marine
and land based protected areas

Sustainable natural resource use


Aarti Gupta, Jan van
Tatenhove, Judith van
Leeuwen, Arthur Mol


Emerging Carbon
Markes

at macro
(ETS) and micro (PCA) levels


Role of INGO in Global
Environmental Governance


Changing authority in the
environmental governance of
shipping and oil and gas
production in the North Sea


Local governments and city
networks in Climate Governance

Global environmental change

ENP Courses for MES


Required Courses MES for thesis ENP (12 credits):


ENP 34306 Environmental Policy: Analysis and
Evaluation (2 Morning)

+ 6 credits
out of:


ENP 38303/37303 Sustainable Technology
Development (4)


ENP 30306 International Environmental Policy (4)


ENP 33306 Environment and Development (5
Morning)


ENP 32806 Sociological Perspectives on
Environmental Change (5 Morning)

ENP courses for MUE


Apart from the Restricted Optional course


ENP 36806 Governing for Sustainable Cities (4)


Choose 12 credits as requirement for thesis ENP in MUE:


ENP 20806 Environmental Management and
Industry (1, morning)


ENP 38306/37303 Sustainable Technology
Development (4)


ENP 32306 Advanced Environmental Economics and
Policy (5, afternoon)

ENP courses for MCL


Required Courses MCL for thesis ENP (12 credits):


ENP 34306 Environmental Policy: Analysis and
Evaluation (2 Morning)


ENP 36306 Climate Governance (5 morning)

+ One course
out of:


ENP 37306 Water Governance
(3)


ENP 38303/37303 Sustainable Technology
Development (4)


ENP 30306 International Environmental Policy (4)


ENP 32306 Advanced Environmental Economics and
Policy (5, afternoon
)

Optional

ENP courses for MUE and MES and
MCL:


Political Theory (2, mornings)


Sustainable Technology Development (4)


International Environmental Policy (4)


Governance for Sustainable Cities (4)


Water Governance (3)


Sociological Perspectives on Environmental Change (5,
mornings)


Climate Governance (5, afternoons)


Environment and Development (5, afternoons)


Advanced Environmental Economics and Policy (5, afternoons)


Ocean and Coastal Governance (5, mornings)

Contributions of ENP to other courses:


Principles of Environmental Sciences (Gert
Spaargaren, Kris van Koppen, Peter Oosterveer,
Bettina Bluemling)


Principles Urban Environmental Management (Bas
van Vliet)


European Workshop (Machiel Lamers, Bas van Vliet,
Bettina Bluemling, Astrid Hendriksen)

30


35 theses / year

MUE student Renske den Exter wins 2012 National Thesis Award VVM

Looking for ENP thesis subjects?



Our Thesis Topic Brochure (May
2013), hard copy and PDF


New thesis topics and internship
vacancies:
Facebook ENP


Other topics related to our
research fields can be discussed

at an intake with Education
Coordinator ENP: Bas van Vliet

Examples of subjects for thesis research


Sustainable Production and Consumption


Implementing the Plastic Hero. The implementation of
the new household plastic waste collection system in the
Netherlands


Energy
-
wise scan of Rotterdam. A study of domestic
energy consumption according to socio and urban
variables


The role of mainstream clothing retailers in stimulating
sustainable consumption patterns.


Environmental flows and the governance of ship
scrapping industry in China


Waste and Sanitation infrastructures management
Rwanda


Product labels (rice
-
Vietnam, tomatoes
-
Spain)


Palm
-
oil by
-
products as biofuel (Malaysia


NL)

Examples of subjects for thesis research


Sustainable Natural Resource Use


Negotiations around
Westerschelde


Decentralisation

of Wetland Policy in Uganda


Use of economic instruments in biodiversity conservation


Sacred forests: a sustainable conservation strategy? The
case of sacred forests in the
Ouémé

Vally
, Benin.


Agrarian Reform…The pathway to sustainability? The
case of Uzbekistan.


Towards policy coherence for fish stock conservation in
the EU and beyond? An assessment of the Common
Fisheries Policy and the EU
-
Pacific tuna relations domain.

Examples of subjects for thesis research


Global Environmental Change


The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). An
analysis of the state of play in Uganda.


A World/United Nations Environment Organisation?
An explanation of the non
-
decisions on the reform
of the international environmental governance
system.


Influence of institutional interplay in developing and
implementing adaptation policy to climate change


EU’s role in international environmental politics,
does it help?


List of Theses at ENP website


Have a look at our MSc theses and hard copies in library
Leeuwenborch:

Applying for major thesis research


Keep an open eye for subjects during the year!


Check major requirements (see
MSc thesis Guide at
ENP website
)


Browse topics (journals, fellow students,
ENP theses
in Leeuwenborch Library
)


Contact education coordinator to discuss topics,
requirements (Bas van Vliet)


Talk to lecturers during courses


Attend ENP thesis colloquia announced at our
website


Focus your research proposal (together with
supervisor)

Internships and career perspectives

You can find ENP internship students as well as
alumni in...


Academic and other research / education institutes


WUR institutes, Leuven University, Wisconsin University


Consultancy (national and international)


Grontmij
,
Haskoning
,
Arcadis
, DHV,
EcoSecurity
,
Ecofys


Policy and politics (various levels)


UNEP Nairobi, Dutch / European Parliament, European
Commission, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Foreign
Affairs, Municipalities


Industry and industry
-
related organizations


E
-
on, Shell, KWR (water industry)


NGOs (international, environmental, consumer)


European Council for Nature Conservation, European
Environmental Bureau, Friends of the Earth NL, or
Curaçao

or…

www.wageningenur.nl/enp

bas.vanvliet@wur.nl