Transition to a Green Economy

Module Outline

The concept of a green economy enjoys increasing international attention, as countries explore new patterns of development taking into account economic, social and environmental sustainability considerations.

This course aims at enhancing participants’ knowledge of different concepts and facets of the green economy, as well as global, national and sector-specific challenges and opportunities to advance low-carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive development. 

Module Contents

This course covers the following topics:

-       Economic, environmental and social benefits of transitioning to a green economy;

-       Enabling conditions for greening national economies;

-       Examples of successful green economy investments, initiatives and projects;

-       Principal challenges and opportunities for greening key economic sectors;

-       Projects design approaches, using green economy concepts.

Module Instructors

Nelson Ariel Rodriguez Arciniegas is a business and management instructor with extensive international experiences in academic institutions of France, Canada, UK, China, and Russia. Nelson holds several degrees such as BA in Language Teaching, postgraduate specialist in Translation, MA in Business Management, and is currently undergoing his doctoral studies in Economics. Other than teaching, his work is related to the management of the international activities of FEFU SEM. His research interests include environmental and agricultural issues, specialized applications of the language, and online business among others. 

Artur Nagapetyan, PhD in Finance, over the past 5 years has been a recipient of 5 scholarships from such organizations as Oxford Russia Fund and BP. He has published over 30 articles and as a speaker has participated in over 20 conferences. His main research interests are financial risks assessment, modeling in R and STATA, design and mechanisms of the game theory models, behavioral finance, and experimental economics. Artur teaches econometrics and research design for students of the international School of Economics and Management MA program.

Ekaterina Li has studied financial management at the Far Eastern Federal University. She also has a Master’s Degree in Project Management. Ekaterina’s research interests include waste management, rational use of natural resources, project management, environmental entrepreneurship, and sustainable development. She works at the Research and Organizational Office of the Far Eastern Federal University where she monitors students’ academic performance and contributes to implementation of the university research projects and programs. Ekaterina also is an assistance lecturer at the Department of Enterprise Economics at the Far Eastern Federal University.

Daria Chabrova has graduated from the Far Eastern Federal University with a degree in Applied Informatics. Embarked on postgraduate studies in 2018, she has been working in Organizational Department for Research Projects. She has also completed a degree in Environmental Economics. Daria teaches the following courses: Business English for Ecological Tourism in Tourism and Hospitality, General English, Management of Food and Beverage Operations, and Project Management. Her research interests include carbon markets, ecological entrepreneurship, rational use of natural resources, and sustainable development.