Second cycle degree in FOREST SCIENCE - SCIENZE FORESTALI (Ord. 2017)

Campus: LEGNARO (PD)

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester


Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6

Prerequisites: No prerequisites are requested (previous attendance to a course on forest economics or environmental economics is advisable)
Examination methods: Written and oral exams.
The written exam is based on a series of open questions (one for each module of the course). The oral part is a 20 minutes discussion on the contents of the course. The oral exam can be passed in the same day of the written test. The validity of the written test is of one year.
Course unit contents: The course is organized in two parts.
(i) In the first part the methodology to analyse a policy process is presented looking at the context, the issues, the stakeholders involved, the political process and describing the instruments of policy. We then discuss how to deal with a problem of policy design and implementation and we will describe the main governance issues.
(ii) In the second part sectoral policies related to forest resources are analysed: we start with international and European forest policies and then we discuss rural development policies, trade policies aimed to reduce the problems of illegality in the wood value chain, climate change policies with special reference to the institutional and voluntary markets for the Carbon credits, renewable energy policies.