Introduction to Sustainability and Development (FutureLearn)

Introduction to Sustainability and Development (FutureLearn)
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This course is aimed at anyone interested in social and environmental issues, but may be of particular interest to those looking to enter, or currently working in the field of international and community development.
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Introduction to Sustainability and Development (FutureLearn)
Discover the impact of human activity on our planet, and what we can do to ensure a sustainable future for everybody. This online course explores why and how human activity impacts negatively on the environment, why this is important, and what we are trying to do about it.

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Explore the relationship between humans and the environment

- What is sustainability and what is development?

- What impact has human activity had on the environment?

- What actions have we taken so far for sustainable development?

- What actions may we need to take for a sustainable future?



What topics will you cover?

The key topics addressed in this course on sustainability in contemporary international and community development, include:

- Diverse understandings of sustainability and development

- Changing planetary conditions and the growing human population

- What the future might look like, and the potential for technology to save us


What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

- Critically review diverse perspectives of sustainable development

- Investigate how interactions between human development and environmental life support systems are/have been managed in real world cases

- Identify the characteristics and be able to differentiate between development, sustainability and sustainable development



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64.00 EUR
This course is aimed at anyone interested in social and environmental issues, but may be of particular interest to those looking to enter, or currently working in the field of international and community development.

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