OverviewThis year’s edition of Master MEGAT is not on offer. Those interested in post-graduate courses in the field of environment and natural resources can visit the Dottorato in Diritto ed Economia dell’Ambiente (DEA) website.
With a population of 6 billion and 300 million, expected to be doubled by 2050, “sustainability” challenges can no longer be neglected. The quantity and quality of natural capital will ultimately constrain economic growth, so that an increasing attention towards pollution reduction, an efficient and fair use of natural resources and policy interventions to induce the “right” technological progress, are necessary for a “sustainable development”. National and regional governments are responding to this challenge by designing ever stricter and more sophisticated environmental regulations; by arranging international treaties; by developing environmental indicators; by boosting voluntary agreements etc. Firms themselves are changing their attitudes, and the environment is no longer viewed just as a constraint but also as an opportunity.
MEGAT aims at providing the knowledge needed to confront with sustainability problems both from a public and from a private sector perspective. Preliminary courses provide students with the basics of mathematics, statistics and the “language” of economics, necessary to go through the full set of micro and macroeconomic dimensions of environmental issues. The presentation of theoretical concepts will be coupled with the investigation of relevant and currently debated issues. A working stage, in public agencies or firms, will conclude the training program. By the end of the course, all students are expected to possess the professional skills to become part of the decision making process involving natural resource and environmental management.