Nowadays, we are facing severe natural resource scarcity and disasters in a complex environment. This problem has become a global issue that confronts environmental experts, practitioners, observers, government, and society in general. Some environmental problems have already produced negative effects, such as environmental degradation. These problems influence the processes of environmental protection and the management of environmental policies in Indonesia.
Graduates with professonal skills who embody the ethos of environment management are greatly needed in the current era. A well-planned environmental protection and management strategy, developed through eco-efficiency, is beneficial for the government, private organizations, and society. Eco-efficiency strategies contribute to economic efficiency and help to maintain the stability between economy, ecology and community. Such strategies will increase economic benefit and restrain the negative effects ofenvironmental degradation, as well as help to strengthen ecological values.
Professional environmental experts are needed to contribute to sustainable programs of environmental management and development. The Master of Environmental Management Program at Graduate School of Universitas Gadjah Madais ready to provide professionals with the necessary skills for environmental management.