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Sustainability

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
15
ECTS points
7.5
Level
Level 5
Module lead
Simon Kemp
Academic year
2021-22

Module overview

What is ‘sustainability’ and who decides? This module will challenge you to develop your own definition of sustainability while considering how it is actioned by the many different actors (from private citizens to governments, NGOs and businesses) who play a part in taking decisions about sustainability at various scales. We will consider key areas of current environmental and sustainability concerns taking a holistic approach that crosses the divide between natural and social sciences. Much of the module will be framed around the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. By the end of the module, you should be able to tackle the difficult question of how we can continue to develop and improve human wellbeing without overstepping the planet’s ecological boundaries.

Linked modules

Pre-requisite: ENVS1004

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