Sustainable Environmental Policy
My motivation to pursue a Master’s Degree in Environmental Policy emanates from my passion for a better world for the current and future generations. I am deeply concerned with the prevailing level of environmental degradation, even as most nations around the world strive to align their environmental policies with the UN’s KYOTO protocol. Currently, most environmental protocols are discretely aimed at solving the prevailing environmental concerns and per se, the global fraternity has considerably overlooked environmental sustainability (Hussey, & Dovers, 2013). Addressing the issue of environmental sustainability requires commitment to environmental policies at both macro and micro levels. This implies that both governments and individuals must be ready to undertake critical environmental measures and changes. As a Professional Manager, I understand the difficulty of managing people at a global scale. However, having been in the management profession for quite a long time, I believe that I have the necessary experience and education background to conduct a meaningful research on the global environmental sustainability and subsequently sensitize the global community on the urgency of pursuing sustainable environment policies. I realize that such a research would be even more productive and effective when I have a comprehensive education background in environment and environmental policies. That is why I am determined and highly interested in pursuing a Master’s Degree in Environmental Policy.
I see this Master’s program as indispensable because it will enable me to advance my knowledge in my area of research interest, which is sustainable environment. Environmental sustainability as an agenda for modern policy has become a major concern due to its close relationship to the long term sustainability of the human society. According to Dovers (2005), it is no longer a matter of discrete local environmental concern, but rather a global issue that entails more than simply taking care of the environment. It involves fostering human development in a manner that does not damage the opportunities for future generations to use natural resources and enjoy a healthy environment. The modern idea of environmental sustainability involves the formulation of sustainable cities, sustainable transport and sustainable energy to mention but a few. It is the high time that the world understood the importance of a sustainable environment, biodiversity, ecological life supporting systems, and the need to treat environment and development in an integrated way rather than as separate competing considerations (Clini et al. 2008). This necessitates the need for research so as to assess the various environmental sustainability concerns, the level of competition between development and environment conservation measures and the most feasible mitigation strategies.
In addition, I want to pursue a Master’s Degree in Environmental Policy so that I can meet my professional and career goals. My aim is to eventually become an internationally accredited environmentalist with a strong background in management. This will enable me to extend my environmentalism policies to companies and governments from a managerial perspective. This way, I will have effectively contributed to the creation of a better world for the modern and future generations.
I believe that I have the necessary willpower, knowledge and experience not only to complete the masters program successfully but also to add value to the program. This program will get me closer to my academic, career and professional goals.
Clini, C., Musu, I., & Gullino, M. L. (2008). Sustainable development and environmental management: Experiences and case studies. Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Springer.
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Dovers, S. (2005). Environment and sustainability policy: Creation, implementation, evaluation. Sydney: Federation Press.
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Dovers, S., (2013). Environment and sustainability: A policy handbook.
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