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Financial methods in environmental decisions

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This free course, Financial methods in environmental decisions, begins by introducing some of the tools that can be used to assess the benefits of investment decisions, including ways of assessing the ‘external costs’ – the wider costs and benefits to society as a whole – of environmental decisions.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

After studying this course you should be able to:

  • understand techniques for the financial appraisal of projects
  • understand private and external costs of environmental impacts and their mitigation
  • understand methods for assessing the economics of environmental impacts
  • understand discounted cash flow (DCF)
  • work with numerical data.

First Published: 09/11/2015

Updated: 29/11/2018

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