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Since the World Commission on Environment and Development released its 1987 report, Our Common Future, the concept of sustainable development has gained increasing currency as an approach to integrating the economic, environmental and social aspects of development. This course is designed to provide you with an understanding of sustainable development and its application to New Zealand. You will explore the concept of sustainable development in depth and analyse the impact of production and consumption patterns on New Zealand’s environment. You will also critically evaluate responses to issues surrounding unsustainable patterns of resource use.
Before enrolling in this course you need to:
Allow approximately 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.
Topics covered include:
You will need access to a computer, the Internet and email.
There are no set texts for this course.
Assessment 100% In-course. There is no exam.