Course overview

In the search for methods that combine economic analysis and environmental assessments to achieve the goal of sustainable development, the measurement of environmental costs and benefits is an increasingly important element of the appraisal of policies and projects.

This course explores economic concepts and techniques that can be used for the valuation of the environment, how these support decisions regarding the optimal allocation of resources and the design of policy interventions.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding and ability to apply different approaches and techniques to determining environmental value and demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of economic valuation and accounting.
  • Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of methods to incorporate them into decision making techniques, especially extended cost benefit analysis, risk assessment and multi criteria analysis.
  • Critically appraise the contribution of economic valuation and economic mechanisms to environmental policy.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the purpose and methods of environmental accounting at sector and national level.
Additional Course Information

Areas covered will include:

  • Techniques for non-market valuation.
  • Multi-criteria analysis.
  • Environmental accounting for business.
  • Environmental accounting at sector and national levels.
  • Case study examples of application.


Key facts

Course Dates
Short Course - Five Days.
Entry Requirements
Degree in a related subject. Relevant workplace experience may, in some circumstances, be accepted as qualification for entry to this course. Enquire directly to see if you qualify
IFST Membership
Your course enrolment also entitles you to one year of free membership to the IFST (Institute of Food, Science and Technology).
Course Provider
Cranfield University
Course Arrangements
Full joining instructions will be confirmed by the course provider.
Course Location
Cranfield University
Mixed Cohort
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