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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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To qualify for your official ALISON Diploma, Certificate or PDF you must study and complete all modules and score 80% or more in each of the course assessments. A link to purchase your Diploma certificate will then appear under the My Certificates heading of your My Account page.

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 325 votes
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:
Creative Commons License
Release Date: 11 February 2013
Content  
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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  • Noah Chongo
    Noah Chongo Zambia This course will be beneficial for us who focus working in sustainability issues. Im working on Climate Protection initiative of which after studying this course i will have broader perspectives on issues of sustainability and climate protection. 2016-07-24 12:07:03
  • Sunday Bamigboye
    Sunday Bamigboye Nigeria It is demanding, it is fantastic! 2016-05-10 18:05:31
  • Rep Lester Yobero
    Rep Lester Yobero United States of America It is a very enlightening course and very relevant in light of our changing environment as impacted by our use and how we manage the earth's energy and water resources. 2015-10-23 22:10:56
  • William Hare
    William Hare United States of America Very well put together, great course. 2015-09-18 16:09:49
  • Modupe Ativie
    Modupe Ativie United States of America I had a great time studying this course. Every aspect of the course is essential and required. Thanks for putting this together, I look forward to putting to practical use everything I've learned. 2015-09-11 01:09:36
  • 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
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