Weekly study10 hours
Environmental Cost-Benefit Analysis in Business
Learn new tools to facilitate business and policy relevant decision making.
Learners will explore how to choose and implement strategies for mitigating the impacts of climate change via the issue of carbon emissions. Using sensitivity simulations, learners will investigate accelerating the adoption of different carbon abatement mechanisms.
Informed by practical issues in environmental benefits and costs, learners will evaluate risks and uncertainty and the relevant timeframes for business decision making.
- Decision making in business
- Evaluating trade-offs
- Environmental cost-benefit analysis (ECBA)
- Pollution control: policies and practices
- ECBA in practice
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Explain cost-benefit analysis and its sensitivity to time and uncertainty.
- Apply non-market values and climate policy into cost-benefit analysis.
- Reflect on cost-benefit analysis findings including their complexity and subjectivity.
Who is the course for?
This program will leverage complementary skills to support graduate professionals to develop new careers or enhance existing ones. It targets postgraduate level students who are developing competencies and capabilities in the sustainability industry.
What software or tools do you need?
You will use Excel, which you have access to as a Deakin student.