Sustainability denotes one of the main future challenges of societies and the global community. Issues of sustainability range from energy and natural resources to biodiversity loss and global climate change. Properly dealing with these issues will be crucial to future societal and economic development. This course provides the theoretical background for the discussion and analysis of sustainability issues. Students will recognize specific sustainability issues, such as sustainable energy, as part of a more complex challenge of developing sustainable societies and systems, and against the background of the general meaning and implications of the conception of sustainability.
This course is part of the following programs: Master's Degree in Renewable Energy and Sustainable Systems, RESS Bioenergy Certificate, RESS Wind Energy Certificate, Graduate Certificate in Solar Energy (RESS), and Graduate Certificate in Sustainability Management and Policy (RESS).