Environmental Policies and Green Business in Freiburg

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Course Information
Discipline(s): 
Economics
Environmental Studies
Terms offered: 
Fall, Spring
Credits: 
3
Language of instruction: 
German
Description: 

In this course we will take a look at the “Green City” Freiburg: Historical roots and citizens’ movements; local environmental policy-making in light of greater (national and supranational) legal frameworks; policy measures in different areas of environmental concern; business ideas and opportunities in Freiburg and the “Regio”, its surrounding region. In four accompanying field trips, we will get to know local enterprises and learn firsthand about the relevance of economic incentives, the “Freiburg factor”, and individual entrepreneurship in doing “green business”.