Sustainable Development: Conflicts, Communication and Collaboration
This course lets you explore how environmental conflicts are linked to the ecological, social, and economic dimensions of sustainability. During the course, you will examine approaches that enhance and enforce collaboration and communication for sustainability, climate mitigation and environmental justice at global, regional, national, and local levels.
In this course, you explore how environmental conflicts of different kinds are linked to the ecological, social, and economic dimensions of sustainability. You learn about the diverse, complex, and interlinked causes and driving forces behind environmental conflicts, ranging from resource extraction, pollution, and climate change over global economic development and population increase to poor governance and social and economic inequalities and injustices.
During the course, you will explore approaches that enhance and enforce collaboration and communication for sustainability, climate mitigation, and environmental justice at global, regional, national and local levels. In order to understand the unequal distribution of environmental privileges and risks and the structural conditions within which environmental conflicts take place, you will explore and apply critical analytical tools from political ecology and socio-ecological economics.
During the course, you will complete a case study of an environmental conflict of your choice by applying relevant critical analytical tools and theoretical frameworks scrutinized throughout the course.