This course is an introduction to the ocean sciences, with particular focus on the role of the ocean in the geological, biological, chemical, physical, climatic, and human aspects of the Earth system.

This the course on environmental ethics, policies, and laws in research and development in support of environmental management, planning, and community advocacy. Philosophic consideration of diverse theories and perspectives on the environment, and application of these theories to local and global moral issues such as animal rights, conservation of wildlife species and population, land protection, air and water pollution, world hunger and poverty and climate change.


Forest Wildlife and Biodiversity Conservation

Covers the principles, the processes, the policies and guidelines and the important points of the conduct of EIA, IEE and the issuance of an ECC. A comprehensive discussion on the EIA process, the quantification of impacts, the formulation of mitigation measures and the monitoring of approved projects.

Course Intended Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the students are expected to:

1. Discuss the concept of the Philippine EIS System (PEISS) incorporating CCA/DRR.

2. Conduct and discuss the different processes of the EIA.

3. Formulate EIS report.

4. Conduct and discuss the review of the EIA report/ project appraisal.

5. Conduct and discuss environmental impact monitoring and evaluation.

6. Conduct seminar-workshop for incorporating disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation concerns in the Philippine EIS System.

The course will attempt to provide the students with advance understanding of the issues, policies, institutions, actors as well as the instruments and tools used for environmental planning and management. The approach to environmental management in the Philippines specifically in environmental quality, natural resource use, biodiversity, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation, and socio-cultural resources will be explored.  The later part of the course will enable the students to examine the processes of environmental and spatial planning. This includes the (research and analysis for the) problem identification phase, plan formulation, implementation and the monitoring and evaluation. The students are encouraged to examine concepts and formulate and convincingly express their own views. Hence, part of the course is for the students to come up or update a management plan to solve complex ecosystem or environmental problem of interest. The process also involves a strategic planning workshop by teams in an online means to be not hindered and to keep everyone safe from the present challenges of the pandemic.

 

Students in this course shall be equipped with the competency of conducting complex planning, policy and decision making process to address environmental problems and in crafting solutions with recognition to the limits of the natural systems, the needs of the society, and applicability to varied governance systems.