Prof. Hamish van der Ven
Environmental problems like climate change, deforestation, biodiversity loss, and oceanic pollution transcend national borders. Solving these problems will require global cooperation on an unprecedented level. In this course, we will explore the challenges of contemporary global environmental governance and innovative solutions being advanced at the community, municipal, provincial, national, and international levels. Theories of international relations will form the lenses through which we assess the causes of, and solutions to, contemporary environmental challenges.