PSIA, Master in Environmental Sciences and Policy
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 responding to the shortcomings of multilateralism on environment. New dynamics, often lateral and network related, have recently developed and bring innovative solutions to environmental governance. This seminar intends to be precise on the movement from one legal framework to another, from one level of awareness to another, from one set of stakeholders to another. It intends to better understand and to question the term “glocal”. Required reading : Chapters 1-2 (pages 1-47) de Keohane R.O., Ostrom E., Harvard University Center for International Affairs, (1995), Local Commons and Global Interdependence ; Gemmill B., Bamidele-Izu A., Yale, 2010, "The Role
of NGOs and Civil Society in Global Environmental Governance" http://environment.research. yale.edu/documents/downloads/a-g/gemmill. pdf ; Lord Ofjord Blaxekjaer, Tobias Dan Nielsen, October 2014, Mapping the Narrative Position of New Political Groups under the UNFCCC ; European Commission, 2012 : “A History of the Common Agricultural Policy” http://ec.europa. eu/agriculture/50-years-of-cap/ﬁles/history/history_book_lr_en.pdf.
IMPLEMENTING THE PARIS AGREEMENT : IN THEORY AND IN PRACTICE
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Vivian DEPOUES (Doctorant), Henri LANDES (Enseignant et chercheur à Forccast), Benoît LEGUET (Directeur Général). Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Presentation (groups of 2-3 students) 30% ; Ten-page paper 50% ; Participation and simulation exercise 20%. Workload : 30 minutes of reading or viewing per week. Pedagogical method : This course has been labelled as a “PSIA pedagogically innovative course” : Concrete application of the COP 21 negotiations ; Development of strong team work and peers management skills in an international context ; Course taught by different experts to experiment in details each main topic of the course ; An exercise of simulation will be settled during the course. Course Description : This course has been labelled as a “PSIA pedagogically innovative course”(see below pedagogical format for further information). The Paris Climate Agreement was a historic moment in international cooperation on the environment. Over 190 countries and the European Union came together and set a common binding objective of limiting global warming to 2 degrees 1345