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Oct 2nd 2017

How do we ensure that the difficult decisions about the management of natural resources are just and fair for all? This course explores three basic principles when considering natural resource management: 1. The principles of justice. 2. Transaction costs. 3. The problem of aggregating social preferences, the so-called Arrow impossibility.

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Sep 11th 2017

Learn how sustainable energy from the Greek elements – Earth, Air, Fire and Water – can replace fossil fuels and nuclear power. In recent decades there’s been increasing global concern about the sustainability of our use of fossil fuels and nuclear power, which has led to increased interest in more sustainable renewable energy sources.

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Jul 3rd 2017

Get an introduction to geology. Discover where materials that make up everyday objects come from and how to use them sustainably. Everything we use that has not been grown either contains or relies on materials that have been sourced by a geoscientist. Whether we are standing out in the wilderness, in the middle of a city or in our home, geology and the Earth’s natural resources are all around us, forming an integral part of our everyday lives.

Average: 5.5 (2 votes)

Feb 13th 2017

Analyse des defis de developpement durable lies a la ruee sur les ressources naturelles (terre, eau, ressources minieres, forets...). Quel lien existe-t-il entre l’exploitation des ressources naturelles (terre, eau, ressources minières, forêts, ...) et le développement durable ? Ce cours vous permettra de comprendre les opportunités mais aussi les défis que la présence de ressources naturelles offre, tant au niveau local que global.

Average: 6 (3 votes)
Nov 1st 2016

Learn why soil is so important, how it’s being threatened and what we can do to protect this natural resource so vital to our lives. Soil is the earth’s fragile skin that anchors all life. We depend on soil to build our homes and cities, to grow crops for food and raise livestock, to support transportation and enable recreation. Yet we disregard this crucial and precious resource that lies right under our feet.

Average: 7.2 (11 votes)
Mar 7th 2016

In this course, you’ll gain a foundation for both creating and interpreting cash flow statements. You’ll learn how to classify and calculate cash flows, as well as how to finalize cash flow statements. The course will also examine ways companies may try to alter cash flow statements in order to present a more positive view of their business.

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Oct 19th 2015

Making decisions about managing natural resources can be difficult; this course explores why fairness needs to be part of policy.

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Sep 10th 2015

While there exists much relevant knowledge about natural resources, they are frequently mismanaged, sometimes with dramatic consequences for those involved. In this course you build solid intuitive understanding of various natural resources. You also develop the skills and competencies needed for proper management. The course makes use of animations, simulators, and simulations, and it offers an exam and course credit at the masters level.
Application deadline: 27 August 2015.

Average: 7.6 (5 votes)
Feb 2nd 2015

This course is about agricultural production and the interaction between agriculture and the environment. The material presented can help us understand changes that have occurred in agriculture, and support improved decision making about things like agricultural production methods, agricultural input levels, resource conservation, and the balance between agricultural production and its environmental impacts.

Average: 8.3 (3 votes)