|Module Title||INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND THE ENVIRONMENT|
|Course delivery||Seminars / Tutorials||10 x 2 hours|
|Essay||Students may choose one of the following 1. 2 x 2500-3000 word essays 2. 1 x 5000-6000 word essay||80%|
|Resit assessment||Resubmission of failed coursework|
The course locates and critically analyses the linkages between international trade and the environment, within the context of current debates on sustainable development and globalisation. Through case studies drawn from developing and developed countries, the course will consider the extent to which international institutions such as the WTO, FAO and the World Bank have responded to a number of specific environmental concerns. The course will assess the impact that the policies and practices of international institutions are having on the environment and economies of countries within the global trading system while, at the same time, considering the efficacy of possible reforms to these institutions within the current system of global governance. Finally, the course will consider how best to regulate MNCs within the international trading system, examinig the environmental and economic consequences which FDI brings to developing countries.