Diploma in Sustainable Development

Environmental Studies
Free Course
With the constant growth of the world economy and population, more and more of our natural resources are being continuously tapped for consumption. To be able to sustain ourselves, these resources need to be used in such a way that meets both current and future human needs. This course will give you an understanding of the importance of sustainability, what sustainability is exactly, and the main sustainability systems in use today.
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    10-15 Hours
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In this free online course on sustainability, you will first learn the meaning of sustainable development and its importance. You will then look at the systems and hierarchies of sustainability, the past and the potential future of this practice, and the core principles of sustainability. You will also study systems practice in sustainable development and learn how businesses can practice sustainability while maintaining profits. You will then learn about renewable and non-renewable energy and cover topics on petroleum, gas, coal, nuclear power, wind, solar power, geothermal-derived energy, and biofuels.

Next, you will look at water and its uses, the hydrological cycle, the importance and roles of groundwater and surface water, and the methods and techniques used in water treatment. You will also learn the importance of clean water supplies for human health. You will then study how water is distributed from its source to the end user, water resource management, and eutrophication. You will also examine a case study on eutrophication and its effects on water quality.

If we are to safeguard the future of this planet and our grandchildren, we must continuously work on sustaining the earth's resources while meeting the demands of the growing human population. This course will teach you about how to ensure sustainable development that doesn't put the future generation's needs in peril. Check out the course today, and help make the world a better place for everyone.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course you will be able to: - Describe what is meant by sustainable development; - Describe systems practise used in sustainable development; - Discuss the role of sustainability in global climate change; - List non-renewable energy sources; - Discuss the role of renewable energy sources in sustainability; - and describe water conservation and the protection of water resources.


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Course Reviews

RamAhgir D.
2 years ago
RamAhgir D.

Very challenging

Emmanuel N.
2 years ago
Emmanuel N.

Awesome, very interesting.

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