ECON 101 Introduction to Economics : Compatible with Economic Growth


Current events will be assigned to increase awareness of the relationship between the environment and economics. When assigned, students should find a current article (published within the year) relating to both the environment and economics. After reading the article, summarize its contents and answer the following questions:
  1. Why did you choose this story?
  2. What makes this story significant?
  3. What makes the story economic? What makes the story ecological/environmental?
  4. Were any policies mentioned in the story? If so, which? If not, can you think of any related policies?
  5. Was environmental protection presented as compatible with economic growth?
  6. What is your opinion on the issue? What is your opinion on the article? Do you agree or disagree with the author?

Take a position on the issue contained in the story and support your claims. Include a description on how this event impacts the world. 

Covid impact on economy and emissions in 2020. Is the reduction in emissions sustainable?  Are the conditions which led to the reduction sustainable?

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