MAE341 - Global Challenges in Business and Policy: Food, Water and Climate


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

MAB341 Global Challenges: Food, Water and Climate



Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: MAB341
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1.5 hour on-campus lecture (recordings provided) each week and 1 x 1.5 hour on-campus seminar (recordings provided) each week

Scheduled learning activities - online

1 x 1.5 hour recorded lecture provided each week and 1 x 1.5 hour online seminar in weeks 3, 7, and 11


This unit will take a deep dive into the key issues facing our world – food, water, and climate crises. We will use real-world examples to understand why some sustainability policies work while others fail. We will discuss the challenges of trying to encourage economic development while reducing environmental damage caused by economic activities. We will debate the roles of governments, markets, and citizens in supporting environmental sustainability and the challenges of adopting sustainable practices in poor and developing communities. Our discussions will often focus on explaining the economic concepts and analytical underpinnings of the problems of sustainability and development. Students will have the opportunity to examine topical issues such as GMOs, obesity and malnutrition, environmental justice, international trade, nuclear energy, and carbon markets, among others.

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