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Nature matters: caring and accountability

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This free course, Nature matters: caring and accountability, considers environmental responsibility and what may matter from a caring perspective and an accountability perspective. Caring for an environment compromising the natural world and ensuring accountability for harm or wrong done to the environment.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • describe environmental matters regarding obligation and entitlements from a ‘caring’ perspective
  • appreciate the significance of environmental consequentialist ethics in conversations around developing care
  • identify and compare formal and less formal expressions of environmental responsibility
  • understand ‘accountability’ in the context of environmental issues
  • identify the opportunities for conversations between scientific and non-scientific perspectives in promoting environmental responsibility.

First Published: 16/08/2012

Updated: 17/03/2016

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