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Diploma in Sustainable Development


Diploma in Sustainable Development
Diploma in Sustainable Development

Learn more about sustainable development for a sustainable future.


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Course Description

Sustainable development is a type of economic growth pattern where the use of resources meets the needs of the human population while conserving the environment at the same time. Sustainable development means resources are used in such a way that both current and future human needs can be met. This free online Diploma in Sustainable Development reviews a diverse range of topics including what exactly sustainability is and what systems of practice are most commonly used, and in particular, examines the importance of sustainable development in counteracting global climate change. Two very important issues in sustainable development are energy sources that meet current and future demands, and water conservation. The course reviews both non-renewable and renewable energy sources and examines how current and future demands for energy can be met for a growing global population. Water is a vital resource for all countries and the course reviews how supply and demand for water by industry, agriculture and people can be met. This course will be of great interest to all professionals interested in international development, and in the sustainability and environmental sectors who would like to learn more about global sustainable development. It will also be of interest to the general learner who is interested in how current and future demands for the earth's resources by a growing human population can be met.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes: - Understand what is meant by sustainable development; - Learn about systems practise used in sustainable development; - Understand the role of sustainability in global climate change; - Learn about non-renewable energy sources; - Understand the role of renewable energy sources in sustainability; - Learn about water conservation and the protection of water resources;


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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 280 reviews
Course Title: Diploma in Sustainable Development
Course #: 438
Course Publisher: OpenLearn
Course Category: 25
Content Origin:
Course Description: Sustainable development is a type of economic growth pattern where the use of resources meets the needs of the human population while conserving the environment at the same time. Sustainable development means resources are used in such a way that both current and future human needs can be met. This free online Diploma in Sustainable Development reviews a diverse range of topics including what exactly sustainability is and what systems of practice are most commonly used, and in particular, examines the importance of sustainable development in counteracting global climate change. Two very important issues in sustainable development are energy sources that meet current and future demands, and water conservation. The course reviews both non-renewable and renewable energy sources and examines how current and future demands for energy can be met for a growing global population. Water is a vital resource for all countries and the course reviews how supply and demand for water by industry, agriculture and people can be met. This course will be of great interest to all professionals interested in international development, and in the sustainability and environmental sectors who would like to learn more about global sustainable development. It will also be of interest to the general learner who is interested in how current and future demands for the earth's resources by a growing human population can be met.
License: This course is available from OpenLearn through the following Creative Commons licence:
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Release Date: 11 February 2013
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Course Duration (Avg Learner): 10-15 Hours
Video/Audio:
Audio Only: None
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level:
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: No
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • vikram Natarajan
    vikram Natarajan India Sustainable development is the key aspect for near future it helps to save lot many things and predicts the problem related and how to save resources for near future 2015-08-26 05:08:36
  • Timothy  Banya Abom
    Timothy Banya Abom Nigeria I am glad to have done this course especially with the new world trend on the pipe line i.e The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which is to replace The Millenuim Development Goals (MDGs) 2015-08-25 18:08:56
  • Danica Romero
    Danica Romero Philippines The course was very informative and uses practical cases. 2015-08-20 09:08:40
  • Khalil Ahmed
    Khalil Ahmed Sudan Sustainability development course is the One of the best courses that you enjoy doing because it addressed my field in particular in developing countries, we need these courses to help us for solutions the problems that we facing, 2015-08-10 19:08:05
  • Gebremedihin Tibebu Yeshita
    Gebremedihin Tibebu Yeshita Ethiopia I am very happy to know about the on-line training services of ALISON. This is my firs time to participate and I really enjoyed taking the course. I had some information & knowledge about sustainable development before. However, this course actually has given me the opportunity to learn a lot more about the subject. I have learned so much and many new things about sustainable development. Therefore, thank you very much for creating the free training opporttunity. And I am sure I will attend more courses in the coming times. 2015-08-02 11:08:45
  • Heni Mohamed El Kadri
    Heni Mohamed El Kadri Tunisia good course. 2015-07-31 12:07:11
  • KASUENDE NTAMBWE NGANDU VINCENT DE PAUL DIEUDONNÉ
    KASUENDE NTAMBWE NGANDU VINCENT DE PAUL DIEUDONNÉ Belgium This Diploma content reveals to be the most valuable matters about sustainable development I have ever heard. Congratulations to the Professor! Thank you very much. For my concern I kick and add my knowledge again.Thank you ALISON CEO ! 2015-07-05 23:07:11
  • Asfaw Getachew
    Asfaw Getachew United States of America I really appreciate your commitments to provide on line training on sustainable development I have been working on the 15 years on sustainable development projects on different managerial and advisory position in national and international non governmental organization (NGOs) . so I do have a real life experience on sustainable development so I want to study on line and want to work professional on it to contribute to our people and our world. 2015-06-25 11:06:57
  • U Myo Zaw Tun
    U Myo Zaw Tun Myanmar This course is very completed. Very interested for me. This course is pays most of knowledge and need to management for each country resources and mainly on energy and water supply. 2015-06-04 05:06:28
  • NIZEYIMANA Alexis
    NIZEYIMANA Alexis Rwanda Good 2015-05-25 13:05:41
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