Environmental Policy in PracticeSemester Course

Environmental Policy in Practice, Semester Course
Major Discipline(s)
Environmental Studies, Public Policy, Sustainability
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

The purpose of this course is to give a comprehensive understanding of environmental politics in Denmark, the EU, and on the global stage. You acquire empirical knowledge about the actors, policy instruments, policy-making processes, and the communication of these policies on all three levels. Based on theory, you learn through simulating debates and negotiations just how dynamic this world of politics is.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
International Relations, Political Science


Marie Lautrup

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Master of Science (MSc) in Agricultural Economics and Ph.D fellow at Department of Food and Resource Economics at University of Copenhagen. Her main research area is environmental economics with focus on climate adaptaion and flooding. Previously, she has been employed at the Danish Environmental Agency, working with water and climate adaptation. With DIS since 2020.

Rebecca Rutt

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. in Development Studies, University of Copenhagen, 2014; MSc. International Development, University of Amsterdam, 2007. Currently an Assistant Professor in European Environmental Policy at the University of Copenhagen. Has worked mainly in academia including at the University of East Anglia (2017-2018), University of Michigan (2016), and University of Copenhagen (2010-2016).  Also worked at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (2007-2010). Motivated by the perspectives and debates of Feminist Political Ecology and Environmental Justice, and by volunteerism and justice-based activism. With DIS since 2019.