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Environmental Concerns & Protection

A fascinating and informative Program which explains the importance of the environment and why it needs to be protected.  The Program explains the causes of environmental damage and pollution and how to deal with these problems.  It also teaches about the environment in connection with sustainability, business, tourism, towns and cities and what mankind builds, and covers laws and responsibilities of people as individuals, in government, and in business and industry.

**SPECIAL NOTICE: FOR THE PERIOD UP TO 30th SEPTEMBER 2021 ONLY, THIS PROGRAM WILL BE OFFERED AT A SPECIALLY REDUCED FEE OF JUST ONE PAYMENT OF £160 (OR US$320 OR EURO 240) - instead of the usual Fee of £200, US$400 or Euro 300; alternatively, the normal instalment fee can also be paid.


(1) Anybody enrolling for this Program before 30th October 2021 will also be enrolled FREE for a Course on Leadership & Organisation; the only requirement is that you provide your personal email address to the College on enrolment.


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Module 1: The Environment, Ecology & Ecosystem

  • Scientific observation and studies; environmental issues to be addressed. 
  • Population and consumption concerns, energy use, biodiversity, greenhouse gases, global climate change. 
  • Environmental management and policy; sustainability. 
  • Ecology: organisms and their interactions with the environment; ecosystems: abiotic and biotic constituents; food chains.


Module 2: Need for Environmental Protection

  • Dangers facing mankind and all living beings from: advancements in technology, exploitation of natural resources, destruction of ecosystems, environmental degradation, deforestation. 
  • Anthropogenic pollution; photosynthesis; algal blooms; greenhouse gases.
  • Energy sources & consumption; ecological footprint; carbon footprint. 
  • Ecological & environmental value of trees.


Module 3: Environmental Pollution

  • Pollutants and contaminants; major causes of pollution; physical, chemical, biological; reducing pollution.
  • Air pollution, presence of harmful substances in the atmosphere; light pollution; noise pollution.
  • Water pollution, toxic chemicals and biological agents; land pollution, destruction and contamination of land. 
  • Causes and effects of soil erosion; garbage and landfills; sewage, sanitation. 


Module 4: Energy and Energy Conservation

  • Energy and work; potential energy, kinetic energy; energy conversion; renewable energy sources; electricity generation.          
  • Solar energy, solar farms, community solar; wind power: wind turbines and windmill farms.
  • Hydroelectric energy, dams; geothermal energy; steam, heat pumps; bio energy. 
  • Ocean energy, wave and tidal energy; hydrogen energy. 


Module 5: Environmental Sustainability

  • The three pillars of sustainability: environmental, social, economic; aims of environmental sustainability.
  • Sustainable development goals; the harm of industrial agriculture.
  • Sustainable agriculture, smart farming, sustainable forestry: reforestation and afforestation. 
  • Sustainable architecture and construction; sustainable waste and water management; sustainable fishing.


Module 6: Climate Change and the Greenhouse Effect

  • Climate and weather, relationship and differences, constituents of weather, the troposphere. 
  • Seasons, world climate types and zones; problems faced due to rapid climate changes. 
  • Greenhouse gases, atmospheric temperature, the ozone layer, the ozone hole, global warming. 
  • Climate change adaptation, change adaptation mitigation.


Module 7: Rangeland Protection      

  • What rangeland is, its importance; need for protection; its uses: pastureland, watersheds, recreation.   
  • Degradation, overgrazing, damage by human activities, overstocking, desertification. 
  • Agroecology, agroforestry, sustainable land use management; climate, rainfall, vegetation.
  • The Riparian Zone, importance, vegetation; groundwater recharge, porosity, permeability. 


Module 8: Extinction of Species and their Conservation

  • Species, extinction; rates of extinction; background extinctions; time scales, mass extinctions.
  • Catastrophic events; diseases; introduction of predators; competition and climate change. 
  • Effects of extinctions of species; the ripple effect; habitat fragmentation. 
  • Conservation biology; keystone species. 


Module 9: Businesses and Environmental Protection  

  • Businesses as creators of wealth, employment, new technology; duties and responsibilities of business leaders. 
  • Environmental management systems and audits; compliance; environmental issues affecting businesses.
  • Strategic and financial implications of “going green”.   
  • Industrial pollution of air, water, land; major industrial polluters. 


Module 10: Tourism and the Environment

  • Foreign and domestic tourists; tourist-generating and host countries; why tourism is generally welcomed. 
  • Positive aspects and negative environmental impacts of tourism.
  • Sustainable tourism; sustainable tourism development planning. 
  • Infrastructure of a country, destination tourism superstructure; government restraints on tourism.


Module 11: The Built Environment

  • Interaction between built and natural environments; components of the built environment.
  • Natural environmental factors affecting built environments: water, topography and  landforms, climate. 
  • Population density; urbanization: suburban districts, suburbia; urban sprawl. 
  • Sustainable urban development; smart growth principles, mitigating and adaption to climate change.


Module 12: Environmental Protection & the Global Community

  • Treaties and conventions, accords and protocols, resolutions and declarations.
  • The Rio ‘Earth Summit’; important international agreements on climate change. 
  • 20th Century Environmental Agreements; the Kyoto Protocol; the Paris Agreement.
  • Principles of environmental law; current trends and prospects.

Your CIC Fee includes:-

  • Your enrolment/registration with Cambridge International College, and your own high-quality, professionally produced and illustrated comprehensive International CIC Core Study Publication.
  • A detailed, professional ‘Study & Training Guide’ with full instructions on how to study to achieve success and gain top results.  The Guide includes detailed advice on how to answer Tests and Examinations.
  • Training Tests (which can be used as ‘Past Papers/Questions’) and Recommended Answers for them.
  • The Final Examination** sat under Invigilation/Supervision in your own area - full details, guidance and explanation of how your Examination will be arranged and how Invigilation is conducted will be provided when you register.  Note, CIC arranges Examinations in over a hundred countries worldwide for thousands of Members every year; it is a flexible, straightforward process and will be arranged when YOU are ready to write your Examination.  **An Assignment Option is available instead of an Exam for the ‘Covid-19’ (Corona) virus period.
  • Your personal page on CIC’s Member Services website with access to results, despatch details, advice and guidance, and more: www.cambridgeinternationalcollege.co.uk
  • Regular information and news including: Newsletters with details of special offers and new Programs and much more; and Competition Forms; by email and post.
  • Everything needed for your Study & Training success is included in the CIC Fee.


  • Further Study and Training Advice, and Assistance is available before, during and after CIC Study & Training; Members may ask CIC’s team of experienced Consultants for advice on further study and Programmes to improve career prospects and advancement. 
  • CIC’s experienced and helpful staff can assist with numerous special requests, such as reference/recommendation letters and transcripts, and more, by post and email.

The Program is ideal for current and intending environmental and conservation personnel; business and government policymakers and personnel of local and national authorities concerned with energy and sustainability; land, air, waterways and pollution managers.  It is also useful for individuals and groups who want to learn more about the environment, the dangers it faces, and how to mitigate those dangers.

CIC provides further course in environmental management and protection.  There is a wide range of options for further study - see the "Related Courses" section for suggestions - which include Honours DiplomasABA, Baccalaureate and EBA Programmes, and the 'Double Award' EBA & BBA Bachelor degree Programme.  You are welcome to ask the College for advice, and of course you can see details of these Programmes on this website.

Environmental Concerns & Protection
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Payment Options:

British Pounds:
Single payment of £160
Or 3 monthly payments of £90
US Dollars:
Single payment of $320
Or 3 monthly payments of $180
Single payment of €240
Or 3 monthly payments of €145
Fee payment methods

Duration & Assessments

The Study Period is one year (12 months) but this is flexible; the Diploma can be completed in a shorter period, or you can take longer if necessary.


To gain your Diploma you need to sit and pass an Examination** (based entirely upon the contents of the Study Materials provided to you in your Program Fee). Full and clear details about preparing for and sitting the Exam are provided to you, including in your Study & Training Guide, when you enrol. The clear information explains when, where and how your Examination will be arranged - it is a simple and straightforward process, which hundreds of thousands of other Members have successfully gone through. If you study well and follow the advice in the CIC Study & Training Guide you should be able to achieve high marks and good grades - and obtain your prestigious International Diploma!

**An Assignment Option is available instead of an Exam for the ‘Covid-19’ (Corona) virus period.

(See the College Prospectus, or the “Frequently Asked Questions” section on the “Contact Us” page of this website, if you would like more information.)


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