ENVR08013 2013 ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION AND POLICY

General Details

Full Title
ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION AND POLICY
Transcript Title
ENVIRONMENTAL LEG AND POL
Code
ENVR08013
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
ENVR - Environmental Science
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
Author(s)
Billy Fitzgerald, Margaret Savage
Programme Membership
SG_SENVI_K08 201300 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Environmental Science SG_SENVI_K08 201400 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Environmental Science SG_SSCIE_H08 201600 Bachelor of Science (Honours) SG_SSCIE_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Description

This subject introduces the learner to current environmental policy. The learner will be able to address issues associated with the implementation of environmental policy and will be able to identify, explain and critique environmental regulation and other interventions and safeguards in an Irish context. 

The main environmental legal instruments and relevant institutional structures are addressed as are the main Irish enforcement agenciesand NGOs.

The learner will be able to source, explain and critique environmental regulation in an Irish context and will perform tasks aimed at simulating the context of environmental legislation in the workplace.


 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Demonstrate an applied knowledge and understanding of salient areas of environmental legislation, including the major obligations/provisions of the main Irish environmental Acts and S.I.'s  and relevant international legal documents.

2.

Critically review a relevant set of legal instruments aimed at addressing current environmental issues and assess and explain to what extent existing legislation addresses these issues.

3.

Evaluate the legal and institutional framework designed for environmental protection in Ireland.

4.

Explain why and how policy is developed and what influences the development and delivery of policy.

5.

Discuss the main international, EU and Irish policies in relation to the environment and for one or more areas of environmental policy perform a critical evaluation of its effectiveness.

6.

Communicate information regarding environmental legislation in layman's terms.

7.

Work effectively in a problem-centred team activity.

Module Assessment Strategies

A combination of knowledge testing, practical work and independent research

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Environmental Policy

Existing legislation in relation to water, wastewater, air, waste, noise, natural heritage, IPPC, Environmental Liability

Review of professional and amateur organisations that have an influence in Ireland

Enforcement agency roles and approaches to enforcement

Register of Legislation

 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Assignment policy and legislation Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 25 % Week 10 1,2,3,4,5,6
2 Group Project Scenario applying legislation Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 25 % Week 12 1,2,3,6,7
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Written exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 50 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5,6
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lectures and groupwork 2.5 Weekly 2.50
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Research, writing reports reading, studying for exams etc 4.5 Weekly 4.50
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.50 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Bromley, D.W., Paavola, J. 2007, Economics, Ethics, and Environmental Policy: Contested Choices, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (e-book)

Byrne, McCutcheon, Bruton, & Coffey. (2009). The Irish Legal System (5th ed.). Dublin: Butterworths.

 Cohen, S. 2006, Understanding Environmental Policy, Columbia University Press, United States. (e-book)

Cotter, A. M. (2004). Environmental Law- Ireland. Dublin: Law Society of Ireland.

Doolan, B. (2011). Principles of Irish Law. Dublin: Gill and McMillan.

Gore-Grimes, J. (2011). Planning and Environmental Law in Ireland. London: Bloomsbury Professional.

Jordan, A. &  Adelle, C., 2012, Environmental Policy in the EU Actors, institutions and processes, (3rd ed) Routledge, Edited by Andrew, Camilla

Lenschow, A. 2012, Environmental Policy Integration : Greening Sectoral Policies in Europe, Routledge, Hoboken. (e-book)

McCormick, J. 2001, Environmental policy in the European Union, Palgrave, Basingstoke.

Morrisey, J. (2013). Local Authority Enforcement. London: Bloomsbury Professional.

Scannell, Y. S. (2005). Environmental and Law Use Law. Dublin: Thomson Round Hall.

Other Resources

Access to broadband

Abode

Exam centres

Breeze

Additional Information

None