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Global Challenges in Context: Energy and Environment

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Christopher Fuller
Academic year

Module overview

In to order address any contemporary global challenge, it is vital that we understand the roots of the problem and its historical context. This module addresses energy and the environment, providing you with a broad overview of the history of energy use including coal, oil, and gas, as well as the rise of environmentalism in the twentieth century. It will explore how energy use has affected the Anthropocene in both broad and specific ways, such as the discovery of human-induced climate change and the impact of colonialism upon environmental challenges. Additionally, the module will consider the future of sustainable development considering this historical context and explore the ways in which future policy can approach these challenges.

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