|・This course aims at providing a basic framework to understand "international environmental rules" between states that apply to global environmental problems. But beyond international law, the course is designed to understand various "transnational environmental instruments" that address environmental problems.|
・To this end, the course will be organized as follows: 1.for the first few weeks, to consider the fundamental institutional design (actors, regulatory tools, implementation methods) to tackle global environmental problems; 2. then, to discuss different examples of global environmental problems; and 3. lastly, to get to know fieldwork skills and methods that can be used when interviewing various actors regarding global environmental issues.
|By the end of this course, students will be able to understand a variety of actors and approaches related to solving environmental problems and explore possibilities of tackling the problems.|
|Lecture / Theme / Lecture Course Description / Learning outside the class / Related page|
transnational environmental instruments
(1) Who are important actors in global environmental governance? (2) What kinds of regulatory tools do we have to solve environmental problems?: Treaties, soft law, and private regulation (3) What are the relationships between environmental regimes and other regimes? (4) What kinds of methods are available to implement commitments?: Courts, other soft tools, and unilateral measures
(1) Climate Change (2) Chemicals (3) Wastes
Guide to interviews
(1) Access to interviews: How do you draft a letter?
(2) Interview process in a meeting: How do you start your interview?
|There are no prerequisites.|
|・This course is assessed by two components: (1) class attendance, class discussion participation, and group presentation: 40 % and (2) final online exam (open book): 60%.|
・The score above or equal to 60 is a passing grade. If you want to quit the course, you need to withdraw your class registration.
・Participation in class discussions is expected of all students. To receive a passing grade, students must understand the feature of international environmental law and global environmental governance and be able to critically evaluate the ways in which these instruments are operating.
|There is no principal textbook that is required to purchase for this class. Reading materials are to be informed during class.|
|-Each lecture (VIA ZOOM) is held using PPT slides which will be posted after class meetings.|
-Lecture and class discussion/presentation are held in English (VIA ZOOM). However, students can ask questions in Japanese occasionally. ▪ Presentation & Materials : English only ▪ Oral explanations : English only
|*At each class, discussion questions to prepare for the next class are set out for assignment.|
|◆Lectures are held VIA ZOOM. If you wish to attend this course, please send email to (by October 5th): < email@example.com>|
I will send you the zoom link. If you don't receive email from me before our first class (Oct 6th), please write me again.
-This class will meet together with a G30 undergraduate class.