Time & Place: Every Friday, 10:30am - 12:00pm, room 1-306, Bldg 1, Environment and Information Sciences, Yokohama National University
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yS³υz ³φ ΌcTV Prof. Hiroyuki Matsuda
Aim of lecture
Environmental management provides methods for treating serious problems such as water and air pollution, waste disposal, destruction of ecosystems. An environmental management strategy that involves conservation and restoration of ecosystems can help to solve these problems with pollution control. Local ecosystems affect indigenous national culture and citizenship. Ecosystems support several sorts of services to human well-being and rather serve multiple functions in the overall infrastructure. Because ecosystems are properly uncertain, environmental management must be a part of comprehensive risk management with socioeconomic dimensions. Environmental management should be the planning basis of national, local, and city infrastructure.
Book that could be interesting: Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (2005) Ecosystem and Human well-being, Synthesis. This is downloadable from http://www.millenniumassessment.org/
Goal of the lecture
Questions, with answers from students using blackboard etc. PowerPoint will be used for summaries.
Hearing and speaking English will be required.
Evaluation: Results of examination (70%), report (10%), and lecture attendance (20%).