PSIA, Master in Environmental Policy
therefore blend theoretical themes, designed to equip students with the key methodological concepts and tools of public policy evaluation, with case studies designed to apply these methods to the evaluation of major European Union policies. Required reading : Europe in 12 lessons, by Pascal Fontaine (last publication, 2014) : http://bookshop. europa.eu/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/ EU-Bookshop-Site/en_GB/-/EUR/ViewPublication-Start ?PublicationKey=NA0213714 ; "How the European Union Works" : http://www. gr2014parliament.eu/Portals/6/PDFFILES/ NA0113090ENC_002.pdf ; European Commission websites : Commission : http://ec.europa.eu/ index_en.htm b) EC Secretariat General : http:// ec.europa.eu/dgs/secretariat_general/index_ en.htm c) Better Regulation : http://ec.europa.eu/ info/law/law-making-process/better-regulationwhy-and-how_en d) Evaluating laws, policies and funding programmes : http://ec.europa.eu/info/ law/law-making-process/overview-law-makingprocess/evaluating-and-improving-existing-laws/ evaluating_en.
Required reading : Summary for policy-maker of the IPCC assessment reports (www.ipcc.ch).
FROM LOCAL TO GLOBAL : DECISION MAKING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Henri LANDES (Enseignant et chercheur à Forccast), Johann MARGULIES (Research). Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Oral Presentation : 30% (12 minutes, in groups of 3 students) ; - Individual Memoire : 40% (4,500 - 5,000 words) ; - Participation in an in-class simulation of a negotiation on environmental issue : 20% ; - In-class participation : 10%. Pedagogical method : *** This course has been labelled as a “PSIA pedagogically innovative course” : - Concrete application of theoretical knowledge in decision making on environment with concrete case studies ; - Development of strong team work and peers management skills in an international context ; - Simulation exercises on environmental negociations. Course Description : This course has been labelled as a “PSIA pedagogically innovative course”(see below pedagogical format for further information). Policies on environmental issues face a unique challenge : managing different scales. Adapting administrative layers and political contexts to the physical and scientiﬁc realities of natural resources and public goods is a complex assignment. While relations between Nation-States retain their relevance, non-state actor participation in environmental decision-making - such as of local governments, regional organisms, private sector stakeholders and NGOs - is rapidly becoming more fruitful. Trans-scalar initiatives very much emanate from civil society and local public authorities, often 1315
FROM CLIMATE SCIENCES TO GEOENGINEERING ?
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Opened to the exchange program
Teachers : François RAVETTA (Professeur des Universités). Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Oral presentation and written ﬁnal exam. Pedagogical method : A combination of lectures, tutorials and paper analysis will be used to analyze case studies. Course Description : Human activities are impacting the Earth, from local to global scales. Remediation policies are led or proposed, relying on the current scientiﬁc understanding of the Earth system. Based on case studies, and going back to the scientiﬁc literature, the main goal of this course is to test the soundness of such solutions. A special focus also will be put on time constants and ethical issues.