Concepts in Sustainable Development: An Introduction to the Key Issues
Explore some of the key issues in sustainability, tackling the big questions with examples from around the world.
Who is the course for?
This course is open to anyone interested in exploring the general technical and social issues around the concept of sustainability and sustainable development. The course explores the theoretical basis of sustainability from the natural sciences, political and economic perspective. This course is aimed at learners who wish to engage with the challenges and potential solutions to sustainability at a conceptual level.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Explain what is meant by a complex system and its relevance to sustainability
Evaluate the Brundtland definition of sustainable development
Explain how economy and ecology work together as one system
Summarise the prospects for a circular economy
Identify the effects of the agricultural and industrial revolutions
Identify and discuss the practical and moral issues around inequality