Environmental Policy Group by RG

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									Environmental Policy Group
The research programme of the Environmental Policy Group focuses on:
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Environmental Policy and Governance … of production and consumption,… and nature and natural resources… World wide!

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Approx. 12 staff and 30 PhD students Yearly, some 45 Msc thesis students Network of over 350 graduates

Current research areas (a.o.):
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International environmental policy and governance Sustainable consumption & technology, Urban infrastructures i.e. water, energy, waste, transport International food chains, risks, and trust Nature conservation Marine resources

Global focus: Europe and Eastern Europe, N-America, East Africa, SE-Asia. But MSc thesis research may be done all over the world!

ENP masters courses per period
(2nd) Environmental management and industry (mornings) (2nd) Env. Policy: analysis, evaluation and design (mornings) (3rd) International environmental policy (mornings) (3rd) Sustainable technology development (mornings) (3rd) Sustainable food production and consumption (afternoons) (4th) Advanced Environmental Economics and Policy (afternoons) (4th) Environment and development (afternoons) (4th) Social theory and the environment (mornings) (4th) Social Theory Perspectives on Nature Protection (afternoons)

Thesis Supervision
Orientation (coordinator / supervisor) registration

Writing the proposal (supervisor)

go / no go Research activities (supervisor, co-supervisor) Report and presentation (supervisor) second reader Assessment by supervisor and second reader

Grading & Publication (series, article)

Examples of subjects for thesis research (1)
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Policy and Governance Production and Consumption
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Biowaste Reuse in Cimahi, Indonesia Bicycle use of immigrants in Amsterdam Low energy housing policy in Germany Environmental flows and the governance of ship scrapping industry in China De-centralized sanitation in the Netherlands Waste and Sanitation infrastructures management Rwanda Product labels (rice-Vietnam, tomatoes-Spain) Sustainability in food chains (cocoa, coffee, fish) Palm-oil by products as biofuel (Malaysia – NL)

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Policy and Governance Natural Resources
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Decentralisation of Wetland Policy in Uganda Use of economic instruments in biodiversity conservation Sacred forests: a sustainable conservation strategy? The case of sacred forests in the Ouémé Vally, Benin. Agrarian Reform…The pathway to sustainability? The case of Uzbekistan. People’s perceptions of climate change in two valleys in Tyrol, Austria.

Applying for major thesis research
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No hurry (presuming you will start about June 2008), but keep an open eye for subjects during the year! Check major requirements (see Msc thesis Guide at ENP website) Browse topics (website www.enp.wur.nl/UK, journals, fellow students, ENP theses in Leeuwenborch Library) Talk to lecturers during courses Attend ENP thesis presentations Contact education coordinator (Bas van Vliet) Focus your research proposal (together with supervisor)

Internships and career perspectives
You can find ENP internship students as well as alumni in...  Consultancy (national and international)
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Grontmij, DHV, EcoSecurity, Ecofys
UNEP Nairobi, Dutch / European Parliament, European Commission, Ministry of Environment

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Policy and politics (various levels)
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Academic and other research / education institutes
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WUR institutes, Leuven University, Wisconsin University Essent, Shell, European Council for Nature Conservation, European Environmental Bureau, Friends of the Earth NL, or Curaçao or…

Industry and industry-related organizations
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NGOs (international, environmental, consumer)
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www.enp.wur.nl/UK/education bas.vanvliet@wur.nl


								
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