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Environmental Policy

The main question addressed in this course is: how can we design policies aimed at combating environmental damages? We then consider a variety of different types of environmental problems, such as climatic changes, biodiversity losses and water and air quality degradation. The course includes analysis and comparison of different types of environmental policies – command and control, economic instruments, and voluntary agreements- under consideration of risk, uncertainty and time delays with respect to links between human activities and environmental response.

Information from the course leader

A warm welcome to the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and the course Environmental Policy!

Below, you will find general information about the student account, registration for the course and other practical information.

The student account

You will need your student account to access e.g. your e-mail, Ladok and Canvas. For information regarding how to create your student account, follow this link:

Registration for the course

Self-registration for the course is done in Ladok between 2024-03-06–2024-03-20. Remember that you must be admitted and registered in Ladok to be able take the course. Having access to Canvas does not mean you are registered in the course and without registration, you are risking losing your place in the course. If you have been admitted to the course with conditions, you need to send your credit list to the course leader who will review it and decide if you can register. Do this as soon as possible as reviewing credits may take a few days due to the course start.

Educational support

If you are entitled extra educational support, please inform the course leader at the start of the course so that special arrangements can be made.

For educational support for an exam, see instructions in the exam registration in Ladok Student. You need to register for alternative exam arrangements no later than 10 workings days prior to the examination day. More information here:

Discontinuation of a course

If you want to discontinue the course, you should immediately notify the educational administrators at, who in turn will inform the course leader and register a non-completion of the course in Ladok after your approval. You are also able to register an early non-completion of the course (within three weeks after course start) in Ladok yourself.


You need to register for exams in Ladok. The registration closes 10 working days prior to the exam. You can find your anonymity code in Ladok Student. It's not possible to register for the exam after the deadline has passed.

On Wednesdays between 12:30-14:30 we have an exam hand out at the department (Ulls hus, 4th floor). Please remember to bring your ID-card.


Do not hesitate to contact us at if you have any questions!

Kind regards,
The educational administrators

Course evaluation

The course evaluation is not yet activated

The course evaluation is open between 2024-04-18 and 2024-05-09

Additional course evaluations for NA0130

Academic year 2022/2023

Environmental Policy (NA0130-40089)

2023-03-22 - 2023-04-27

Academic year 2021/2022

Environmental Policy (NA0130-40112)

2022-03-24 - 2022-05-01

Academic year 2020/2021

Environmental Policy (NA0130-40085)

2021-03-24 - 2021-05-02

Academic year 2019/2020

Environmental Policy (NA0130-40079)

2020-03-25 - 2020-04-30

Academic year 2018/2019

Environmental Policy (NA0130-40123)

2019-03-26 - 2019-05-02

Academic year 2017/2018

Environmental Policy (NA0130-40047)

2018-03-19 - 2018-04-29

Academic year 2016/2017

Environmental Policy (NA0130-40035)

2017-03-20 - 2017-04-30

Academic year 2015/2016

Environmental Policy (NA0130-40006)

2016-03-21 - 2016-05-01

Academic year 2014/2015

Environmental Policy (NA0130-40039)

2015-03-30 - 2015-05-03

Academic year 2013/2014

Environmental Policy (NA0130-40018)

2014-03-31 - 2014-05-04

Academic year 2012/2013

Environmental Policy (NA0130-40065)

2013-04-01 - 2013-05-05

Academic year 2011/2012

Environmental Policy (NA0130-40106)

2012-03-26 - 2012-04-29

Academic year 2010/2011

Environmental Policy (NA0130-40060)

2011-03-28 - 2011-05-01

Academic year 2009/2010

Environmental Policy (NA0130-40106)

2010-03-22 - 2010-05-02

Academic year 2009/2010

Environmental Policy (NA0130-20160)

2009-08-24 - 2010-01-15

Syllabus and other information

Litterature list

Policy Instruments for Environmental and Natural Resource Management, 2nd Edition
**Länk: **
**Författare: **Thomas Sterner, Jessica Coria
**ISBN: **9781617260988
**Kommentar: **Main textbook

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Environmental Economics and Management - Master's Programme Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy Analysis (AFEPA) - Master's Programme Agriculture Programme - Economics and Management Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 13090 SEK Cycle: Master’s level (A1N)
Subject: Environmental Science Economics
Course code: NA0130 Application code: SLU-40165 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Economics Pace: 100%