This course discusses the impact of economic activities on the environment and examines concepts of efficiency, market failures, and externalities. It identifies the characteristics, scope and limitations of the regulatory and market instruments, as well as the environmental economic valuation methods. Introduces tools commonly used in environmental policies.
In identifying the implications of human activities on the environment and the way in which the economy has proposed alternative solutions. Reflect on the responsibility of caring for the environment as a fundamental element of God's creation and as the sustenance of human life (Genesis 1).
The intensification of economic activities for human needs, the excessive desire for profits and consumerism, as well as the attributes and lack of clarity of the property rights of the environment and its environmental services, have caused pollution problems. Due to man's fall into sin, he has acted without regard to the environment.
Discuss the responsibility of human beings, in accordance with biblical commandments, to take care of the environment in each of their decisions and economic activities.
Promote economic decision-making through programs and policies that promote economic, social, and environmental well-being as a way of witnessing to biblical commandments.
Identify the main environmental problems and their relationship with the economic activities of the environment, as well as the type and effectiveness of the instruments applied.
Identify the main environmental problems and their relationship with the economic activities of different countries or regions of the world, as well as the type and effectiveness of the instruments applied for their solution.
Identify an environmental problem in your environment and propose programs or policies for its solution.
Recognize God's creation as a means of sustenance for human life, as well as the obligation and responsibility to care for the environment.