Course code JUS220

JUS220 Environmental Governance and Law

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Course responsible: Gunnhild Storbekkrønning Solli
Teachers: Fredrik Holth
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2003-2004
Course contents:

The aim of the course is to give students insight into environmental legislation.

The first part of the course will focus on environmental challenges and legal tools.

Further, the focus will be directed towards the Biodiversity Act, Planning and Building Act and the Outdoor Recreation Actt.

In the last part of the course, a practical task will be reviewed in plenary.

After completing the course, students should be able to explain:

1. Environmental dilemmas.

2. Legal rules that ensures to obtain knowledge about the environmental consequences

3. Legal rules can help to promote environmental interest, as well as rules that can prevent or reduce environmentally harmful activities.

4. The principles of sustainable use in Biodiversity Act, as well as provisions for habitat protection.

5. Main features of the planning system in the Planning and Building Act.

Learning outcome:
The aim of the course is to provide knowledge of the Norwegian system for management and conservation of real property and other natural resources. The knowledge gained should form a sufficient basis for being able to continue working with the regulations as a land consolidation judge, spatial planner or in another public or private enterprise connected with the management and protection of land resources and natural resources.
Learning activities:
Lectures. Review of practical cases. Self-study.
Teaching support:


Study platform



Hans Christian Bugge - Lærebok i miljøforvaltningsrett - 3. utg. 2011

Main chapters are 1, 2, 5, 6, 7 og 8.

You should also be familiar with chapters 3, 4 ,9 and 10.

Previous knowledge from JUS100 is assumed. It is possible to take the courses at the same time.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Written exam, 3.5 hours.
Nominal workload:
Lectures and reviews: 22 hours. Individual study: 130 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Type of course:
22 hours of pure lectures.
An external examiner participates in the evaluation of examination papers from a random selection of candidates, possibly all candidates. Conversation about the course content and structure is a fixed topic during the examiner conference.
Allowed examination aids: A2 No calculator, other aids as specified
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Examination details: Written exam: A - E / F