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  1. Environmental Policy Group Educational program and thesis track for MES/MUE/MCL September 17, 2013, Dr Bas van Vliet

  2. 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

  3. Research Program ENP and some related courses • Environmental management and industry • Sustainable technology development • Governing Sustainable Cities • Environmental Policy analysis and evaluation • Sociological Perspectives on Environmental Change • Water Governance • Environmental • Quality and Governance • Ocean and Coastal Governance • International environmental policy • Climate Governance • Environment and Development

  4. Sustainable production and consumption • 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

  5. Sustainable natural resource use • 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

  6. Global environmental change • 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

  7. 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)

  8. 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)

  9. 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)

  10. 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)

  11. 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)

  12. 30 – 35 theses / year MUE student Renske den Exter wins 2012 National Thesis Award VVM

  13. 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 discussedat an intake with Education Coordinator ENP: Bas van Vliet

  14. 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)

  15. 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 OuéméVally, 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.

  16. 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?

  17. List of Theses at ENP website • Have a look at our MSc theses and hard copies in library Leeuwenborch:

  18. 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)

  19. 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…

  20. www.wageningenur.nl/enpbas.vanvliet@wur.nl