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Techniques and Procedures in International Environmental Law – Autumn 2021

Course

Self-paced e-learning

UN Partner

Offered by

United Nations Institute for Training and Research

Course details

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Length
3 months
Effort
30 hours
Level
Introductory
Language
English
Venue
Online
Certificate
Yes
Price
200 USD
Start date
5 July 2021
End date
4 October 2021
Registration deadline
4 July 2021

Course summary

This course explores the different mechanisms made available in international environmental law to facilitate the creation and implementation of sound environmental norms.

About this course

For the adequate implementation of and compliance with MEAs at a national level, there is a need to raise awareness on International Environmental Law (IEL) and develop specific capacities for its implementation at the national level. This course explores the technical and procedural aspects of the different mechanisms made available in international environmental law to facilitate the creation and implementation of sound environmental norms; from the regulatory and economic instruments used by policy-makers, to the role of Environmental Impact Assessments and public participation in environmental decisions.

The course runs continuously throughout the year. Once we have received your payment, your enrollment is completed, and we will give you access to the course for 3 months. You will need to complete the course within these for months, but as it is self-paced, you can take the courses at your own pace. The course requires about 30 hours to complete. If you do it directly, with leave from work, it could take you about 1.5 week. If you do not have leave from work, it could take you about 3 weeks back to back. But, since the course is self-paced, you can divide the work within the 3 months period. This self-paced course consists of three modules:

· Module 1 “Introduction to Regulatory and Economic Instruments”;

· Module 2 “Environmental Impact Assessment”;

· Module 3 “Public Participation & Compliance Control”.

Target audience

Government officials, international civil servants, lawyers, judges, NGO representatives, academics, law students, private sector professionals in the field of international law and international organizations.

Learning objectives

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the principal regulatory instruments to prevent and mitigate environmental harm and degradation.
  • Describe the main economic instruments applied to promote environmental goals.
  • Explain the procedures for environmental impact assessment.
  • Illustrate the operation of environmental licensing systems.
  • Define the procedural rights of public participation in environmental decision making.
  • Specify the main techniques used to ensure compliance with international environmental law.