Diploma on

Environmental Protection & Management

A Program providing knowledge and understanding about why and how to manage and protect our environmental.

This Program clearly identifies and explains about the threats our environment faces, and what needs to be done - by citizens, businesses, organizations and through law - to protect and manage the environment now and in the future. The Program covers far more than "how to be an environmentalist” and simply protecting the environment; it explains the relationship of environmental protection to economics and politics, and to other societal concerns. 

The Program covers the risks our global environment is facing, and how protecting it is critical to economic and social well-being. The Program also provides a unique legal perspective of environment protection and related laws, which is certainly of benefit to anyone aiming to develop a professional career in the area of environmental protection, as well as considering environmental protection more broadly. The Program also discusses the science behind current environmental issues, defines key terms, and explains why the environment needs protection.  Many examples of environmental conditions and practices and, examples from both past and current events, make this a facinatiing and vital Program to study.

The Program also includes key topics of Management & Business; a short extra optional Test is included in the Fee, leading to an additional certification (making this a double-award Program). 



(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.

(2) During the "Covid-19" (Corona) virus pandemic, Members may opt to take an Assignment (home-based course work) instead of an Examination to complete the Program.


  • Summary of major topics
  • What is included
  • Related courses
  • Study & Career development

Environmental Protection: An Introduction
The environment and environmental protection.
The Environmental Protection Agency and environmental agencies.
Values and drivers of environmental policy.
Sustainability and the difficulty of environmental protection.
Unintended consequences of actions and effects on the environment.

Pollutants, organic pollutants, bioaccumulation, biomagnification.
Sage level pollution.
Noise pollution, light pollution, nanopollution.
The precautionary principle in environmental protection.
The most dangerous pollutants.

Environmental Laws
Environmental law in the United States and other countries.
Reasons for enacting environmental laws.
National Environmental Policy.
Environmental laws and native lands and populations.
Updating environmental laws

Environmental Protection and the Global Community
Protecting the environment - a global concern.
International environmental law, the United Nations and global environmental protection.
Obstacles to achieving global environmental agreements.
Developing countries and environmental problems.
The connection between international trade and the environment.
Countries which are best at protecting the environment.

The importance of clean water.
Watersheds, ground water, aquifers, wetlands.
Water pollution, the main kinds of water pollutants.
The main sources of water pollution.
Controlling water pollution, improving water quality.

The importance of clean air.
Ozone, volatile organic compounds, particulates, acid rain, toxins, gases.
Air pollution, the problems it brings, the major air pollutants.
The main sources of air pollution.
Controlling air pollution, improving air quality.

What ecosystems are and what they do.
Biodiversity, species, species loss, endangered species, invasive species.
Agriculture, soils, farm-related pollution, soil pollution and ecosystems.
Methods of protecting ecosystems.
Monitoring the relationship between sustainability and ecosystems.

Climate Change
Climate change, global warming.
Causes of climate change and the problems resulting.
The greenhouse effect, greenhouse gas, carbon footprints, renewables, carbon capture.
Climate change adaption, climate change mitigation, climate change tools, geoengineering.
Carbon tax, laws on climate change, the Kyoto Protocol, climate justice.

Solid waste, what is discarded, where garbage goes.
Open dumps, landfill, superfunds, brownfields, recycling.
Hazardous wastes, hazardous waste sites.
The challenges and difficulties of clean ups.
Controlling waste, reducing waste, waste elimination.

The Built Environment
The built environment and environmental protection.
Smart growth.
The special environmental challenges of cities and overcoming them.
Landowners, their property, restrictions and the law.
Public lands and the protection of the environment.

Environmental Justice
Environmental justice and environmental protection.
When environmental justice concerns arise.
Environmental justice population and the environmental justice movement.
Promoting environmental justice and barriers to achieving environmental justice.
How to achieve environmental justice.

Environmental Protection and the Economy
Environmental protection, economic growth.
Gross domestic product, externalities, cost-benefit analysis, subsidies, market disclosure.
Environmental regulation, jobs, pros and cons for business.
Using economic tools to protect the environment.
The most promising economic steps to protect the environment.

The Future
Today’s greatest threats to the environment.
Assessing the seriousness of future climate change and biodiversity threats.
The health or illness of the oceans.
New pollutants, population growth, poverty and environmental protection.
How is poverty connected to environmental protection.
Potential solutions, individual actions, future generations.

Management & Business
Business Management, Economics & Commerce.
Commercial Law, Management & Administration.
HR Management, Leadership, Team Management.
Workplace Health & Safety, Sales & Marketing.
Logistics & Supply, Accounting & Finance.





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, plus additional Modules on core Management & Business topics.
  • 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.
  • ‘Past Papers/Questions’.
  • 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 of keen interest and value to a wide range of people, including policymakers, students, academics, environmentalists, the public, businesses and business personnel - and of course anybody involved in some way through work in environmental matters, and looking to grow a cereer in this area.

Further study is available at Baccalaureate/ABA level.

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Payment Options:

British Pounds:
Single payment of £200
US Dollars:
Single payment of $400
Single payment of €300
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.


An international qualification from an accredited College, for professional development and career success showing you have valuable skills and knowledge.