We will follow cross-national and international contexts of environmental politics and policy, including global environmental institutions, such as the UN Environment Program, the World Bank, the Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Trade Organization, the EU and the international Tropical Timber Organization; agreements, such as the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Montreal Protocol on the Stratospheric Ozone Layer and the Biodiversity Convention; and norms, such as the polluter pays principle, the precautionary principle and intergenerational equity. In Part III, class members will offer research papers and presentations on NGOs, MNCs, scientists, markets and local governments.
Field WorkCountry: Spain
Date: September 15, 2017
In the morning, we will meet with Port of Barcelona officials to discuss important global environmental issues followed by a Q&A session. Afterwards, we will walk to the famous La Rambla (Barcelona’s main street) where we will have lunch.
In the afternoon we’ll either have another public services interaction or go museum-hopping.
1. Learn about global environmental issues through Barcelona’s experience.
2. Understand Barcelona’s municipal services.
3. Learn about Barcelona’s and Spain’s culture via a museum visit.