The Environmental and Natural Resource Economics major has two options:
The GMS Option has a stronger focus on green markets with a basic level of training in environmental science
The EEM Option requires more rigorous training in environmental science, combined with the study of environmental economics
Environmental Economics also addresses some of the most important challenges facing our global society. We study how to create a sustainable society that protects the environment while maintaining a high standard of living. We address questions like:
- How can we protect rainforests while also helping to alleviate poverty in developing tropical nations?
- Are the new CAFE standards a good way to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, or are there better alternatives?
- Can biofuels be an effective element in the solution to environmental problems, and how can we avoid creating more problems than we solve?
- Will renewable energy standards be effective in expanding our use of wind energy?
We need to understand how these policies work (or don’t work) if we are to develop effectives ways to protect our natural assets and develop a sustainable world. Graduates gain an understanding of both natural sciences and the economy, and learn why both perspectives are absolutely essential if we are to solve today’s critical environmental problems.
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Dual Degree in Business and ENRE
University of Rhode Island is now offering one of the nation’s first dual degree in business and environmental economics.
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