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Applied International Environmental Management




The aim of this course is to familiarize students with the specific topic of Environmental Management and its relevant literature.


In this course two different aspects of Environmental Management are discussed.

The first part of the course is concerned with voluntary actions taken by firms in order to protect the environment, i.e. acts of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

The second part treats regulatory frameworks and mandatory environmental standards focussing on Emission Trading Systems (ETS).


After a short introduction to the subject, students will prepare presentations on a given scientific paper in groups of two and present a summary of its contents in the class. Both students in a group should have read and understood the entire paper that they are presenting.

At the end of the semester students should hand in a written report summarizing the main aspects of the paper which they presented during the semester and give their opinion on the work.


The students will be graded throughout the semester.

Mandatory requirements for a positive grade:

- attendance of a minimum of 80% of all classes;

- active participation in class;

- presentation of a paper (positive grade);

- written report of that paper (positive grade).


1. Attendance at the first lecture is compulsory for a successful registration to the course.

2. If you do not want to participate in the course and are registered, please de-register via UNIVIS in time. All students who are registered will be graded at the end of the semester.

3. If you want to de-register and have already been assigned a paper, please also inform me of that via e-mail.


Reinhardt, Stavins, Vietor – Corporate Social Responsibility through an Economic Lens

Lyon, Maxwell – Corporate Social Responsibility and the Environment: A Theoretical Perspective

Böhringer - Two Decades of European Climate Policy: A Critical Appraisal


Fachbereich für Industrie, Energie und Umwelt
Univ.-Prof.Dr. Franz Wirl
Universität Wien

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1090 Wien
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