PRGR 601 Green Economy, Policies and Law
The course covers a wide range of topics related to policy, law and market economics. Topics include environmental and resource economics and policy, environmental issues and regulations, global sustainability and future trends, international environmental law, carbon management for green environment, the science of urban ecology, corporate environmental responsibility, green laws compliance, cost benefit analysis, environmental economics and sustainable development, green technology and finance and international climate change mitigation financing mechanisms (National Appropriate Mitigation Actions and others). The course also covers the best practices and case studies for successful implementation of climate change mitigation strategies both locally and internationally. Introductory statistical and data modeling tools are used as basis of effective decision making or analysis.
PRGR 602 Green Technologies System Approach to Sustainability and Management
The course covers topics related to green technology applications and system approach to sustainability and management. The first part of the course is related to green technology applications including renewable energy sources vs. conventional, solar systems: solar thermal, photovoltaic, solar concentrators, and wind, biofuels and biotechnologies, water production and quality, wind, hydrogen cells, low energy architecture and energy efficient buildings, recycling and reuse of materials, elements and components. The second part of the course covers system approach to sustainability and management including environmental management systems and auditing, environmental impact assessment, sustainability management, sustainable operations, and project and portfolio management.