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Equivalent to FETAC

Level 5

Equivalent to QCF (UK)

Level 3

Language

EN

Publisher

OpenLearn

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Modules in Practising Sustainable Development

This module explains sustainability and sustainable development. It introduces ways in which systems thinking can help support processes of decision making amongst stakeholders with different, often contrasting, perspectives on sustainable development in order to generate purposeful action to improve situations of change and uncertainty.


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Systems thinking: managing sustainability is about systems practice and managing complexity in the domain of sustainable development. It introduces many examples from practitioners and you will be using systems ideas, and methods, for engaging with and developing your understanding of managing complexity.


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Access to safe, clean and sustainable energy supplies is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity during the twenty-first century. This module will survey the world’s present energy systems and their sustainability problems, together with some of the possible solutions to those problems and how these might emerge in practice.


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This module will introduce you to a number of different aspects of sustainability that impact on Scotland and the wider world. It will appeal to anyone with an interest in a sustainable future in the context of contemporary Scottish society. You will also be introduced to the waste practices and waste management processes currently being practiced in China.


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Comments & Reviews

  • Hassan Hersi Farah Somalia I think it will be useful for me in future. 2014-10-06 08:10:41
  • Hassan Hersi Farah Somalia it was good 2014-09-07 20:09:17
  • Hassan Hersi Farah Somalia it was good course which relates my provision of education 2014-09-05 21:09:19
  • Dhruv Dev Dubey India its amazing 2014-04-02 11:04:13
  • Leonard Mathemabe Botswana Course Module: Module 2: Systems practise in sustainable development Course Topic: Tragedy of the commons Comment: The objective of the Programme is to raise awareness of decision-makers on critical social, economic and environmental issues and to better inform them of the practical means and policy options for improving the living environment. It does so by identifying, disseminating and applying lessons learned from Best Practices. 2013-06-07 09:06:11
  • Leonard Mathemabe Botswana Course Module: Module 2: Systems practise in sustainable development Course Topic: Introduction Comment: Sustainability applies to everybody. But everybody applies it differently, by defining and shaping it differently—much as water is edged and shaped by its container. It is conceived in absolute terms but underpinned by a great diversity of relatively “green”—and sometimes contradictory—practices that can each make society only more or less sustainable. In Practicing Sustainability, chefs, poets, music directors, evangelical pastors, skyscraper architects, artists, filmmakers, as well as scientific leaders, entrepreneurs, educators, business executives, policy makers, and the contrarians, shed light on our understanding of sustainability and the role that each of us can play 2013-06-06 15:06:18
  • Moses Shimaboy Diale South Africa Course Module: Module 4: Case studies in sustainability - China and Scotland Course Topic: Understanding waste in China Comment: Most of advance Air Quality Technologies are available to eradicate the matter in general. 2013-06-03 05:06:16
  • Moses Shimaboy Diale South Africa Course Module: Module 4: Case studies in sustainability - China and Scotland Course Topic: Understanding waste in China Comment: Most of advance Air Quality Technologies are available to eradicate the matter in general. 2013-06-03 05:06:56
  • Karim Yusoff China powerful lesson here for aspiring international development activist.. 2013-04-20 14:04:13
  • Paul Shorney Poland Course Module: Module 4: Case studies in sustainability - China and Scotland
    Course Topic: Understanding waste in China
    Comment: very thought provoking and something everyone should consider sharing 2013-02-19 19:02:16
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Practising Sustainable Development

Sustainable development in an international context.

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