A critical application of environmental risk management is in the development and appraisal of policy in central government and business. 

Policies are developed to manage environmental risks and selection of policy options must be informed by risk based tools and techniques. Doing so demands a comprehension of the technical, organisational and human elements of governing environmental risks and developing environmental policy. This course draws these themes together by introducing core concepts and then illustrating these concepts with case studies and finally application via a group exercise.

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • DurationFive days
  • LocationCranfield campus
  • Cost


What you will learn

On successful completion of this course you will be able to: 

  • Define the technical, organisational and human features of effective environmental risk governance,
  • Explain the environmental policy cycle of implementation and the basics of policy development and appraisal,
  • Critically analyse different types of policy instruments, including regulation, economic, voluntary and other measures,
  • Identify the appropriate policy instruments to use in different contexts,
  • Compare and contrast environmental risk management techniques, selecting tools appropriate to the character of the risk in question,
  • Identify the requirements of risk management maturity and the pre-requisites of good corporate risk governance.

Core content

  • Risk governance,
  • Problem definition,
  • Environmental risk analysis and management,
  • Delivering organisational change, including implementation challenges and opportunities, 
  • Environmental policy development and appraisal,
  • Policy instruments. 

Upgrade to a professional qualification

Cranfield credits are available for this short course which you can put towards selected Cranfield degrees. Find out more about short course credit points.


Dr Simon Jude

Accommodation options and prices

This is a non-residential course. If you would like to book accommodation on campus, please contact Mitchell Hall or Cranfield Management Development Centre directly. Further information regarding our accommodation on campus can be found here.

Alternatively you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel.

Location and travel

Cranfield University is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire. The University is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.

London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world. 

For further location and travel details

Location address

Cranfield University
College Road
MK43 0AL

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