Negotiating Environmental Agreements
About This Class
This course teaches the skills necessary to be an effective negotiator and advocate in the environmental context, with particular emphasis on ocean and coastal disputes. This course explores the range of processes used to resolve environmental disputes, paying particular attention to consensual processes such as negotiation and collaborative decision-making. It considers relevant policy and practical considerations in selecting the most effective method of resolving environmental disputes. Students will learn to assess the means by which conflict management processes are designed and implemented. A major theme of this course will be to compare the advantages and disadvantages of adversarial and collaborative approaches in environmental conflicts. Environmental Law is recommended but not required.