Environmental Management: A Bottom-Up Approach to Policy Implementation
Understand how the bottom-up approach functions
The bottom-up approach to environmental policy consists of individuals such as activists and entrepreneurs influencing policy through action on the ground level. This approach has shown to be extremely effective in motivating change.
On this four-week course from the Adam Smith Centre, you’ll delve deep into the concept of the bottom-up approach to environmentalism. Through this, you’ll gain knowledge of the process, its implementations, as well as its advantages over the top-down approach.
Explore case studies to see real-world applications of the bottom-up method
While inspiring, the bottom-up approach can be hard to implement in a real-world context.
On this course, you’ll have access to dynamic and interesting case studies that showcase examples of individuals who have successfully used the bottom-up method to make a difference. From this, you’ll gain insight into the impact of local self-governance and understand how to apply these principles in your own environment.
Discover the impact of Nobel Prize winner Elinor Ostrom on resource management
Elinor Ostrom was a political economist and Nobel Prize winner, renowned for her work in economic governance and resource management policy.
You’ll learn about Ostrom’s work to understand how her methodology influenced environmental policy-making and governance. You’ll then be equipped to use her Ostromian principles in your own environmental work.
Use your knowledge to implement public policy and inspire change
Affecting change as an individual actor can seem daunting. There are a number of obstacles that can obstruct your path.
With guidance from the experts at the Adam Smith Centre, you’ll discover how to use experimentation and out-of-the-box thinking to overcome these challenges and influence real change from the bottom-up.
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...
- Investigate the intellectual paradigm pioneered by Elinor Ostrom
- Summarise the importance of public policy principles such as polycentricity, local self-governance and experimentation
- Explain how bottom-up solutions were used to improve environmental outcomes
- Explore creative ideas from the Ostromian toolkit to tackle climate change
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for students pursuing studies in environmentalism, economics, business, public policy, and other socio-economic fields.
It will also be beneficial for professionals in the sustainability, public policy, public or private sectors.
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