Economics and Policies in a Biobased Economy

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Economics and Policies in a Biobased Economy

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Economics and Policies in a Biobased Economy
The course Economics and Policies in a Biobased Economy is an online class provided by Wageningen University & Research through edX. The skill level of the course is Advanced. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.

Lead your company to make the switch to biobased resources and build a profitable sustainable business. Learn how to deal with the economics and policies governing this transition and the implementation and learn how to measure the outcome.

Course description

“In order to produce food in a sustainable way for an additional 2 billion people by 2050, a business-as-usual approach will not be sufficient. This is especially true in the face of climate change and other forces threatening natural resources like biodiversity, land and water that are essential for food production and agriculture, including forestry and fisheries. To meet these challenges, science and the application of biotechnologies as well as conventional technologies will play a key role.” FAOAre you responsible for dealing with the economics and policies governing the transition- and implementation of biobased products and resources? Join the course Economics and Policies in a Biobased Economy and discover the whole value chain from Research & Development, over application, processing, retailing and final demand. Learn how the value chain and the rents and their distribution along the chain are affected by policies. Examples such as the benefits and costs of developing, cultivating, and marketing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) will be discussed extensively.Upgrade your knowledge about the recent trends in the circular economy and in sustainable business. Know how to measure adoption and environmental benefits, learn about the benefits and costs and the distribution of sustainable products, market power, approval processes, supply chain, guiding policies and the current social debate.This course is part of the MicroMasters program Business and Economics for a Circular Economy.A series of 3 courses and a final capstone project designed to help you develop the skills needed to seize opportunities and embrace the transition from a fossil-based economy to a biobased one.Explore the other courses in the MicroMasters program: Circular Economy: An Interdisciplinary Approach From Fossil Resources to Biomass: a Chemistry Perspective Capstone Business and Economics for a Circular Economy

Prerequisites & Facts

Economics and Policies in a Biobased Economy

Course Topic

Business and Management, Economics and Finance, Energy and Earth Sciences

University, College, Institution

Wageningen University & Research

Course Skill Level

Advanced

Course Language

English

Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)

Degree

Certificate

Degree & Cost

Economics and Policies in a Biobased Economy

To obtain a verified certificate from edX / Wageningen University & Research you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate (149.00 USD) or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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School: Wageningen University & Research
Topic: Business and Management, Economics and Finance, Energy and Earth Sciences