Contents of the BUP
Sustainable Development Course


1. Historical background and concepts

1a. Stories of societies which succeeded or collapsed
1b. The UN process – from Stockholm to Johannesburg
1c. Understanding sustainable development
1d. What we believe in – our values and sustainable development

7. Mobility

7a. A culture of mobility
7b. Means of mobility – technology and systems
7c. Freight
7d. Policies and management of mobility

2. Energy use and climate impact

2a. Energy supply and use
2b. Energy use and climate change
2c. Climate policies
2d. Energy management strategies

8. Human welfare and sustainable lifestyle

8a. Demography and population change
8b. Welfare
8c. Social sustainability, happiness and the one-planet-life

3. Resources and limits to growth

3a. History of resource flows
3b. Limits to growth
3c. Measuring and managing resource flows

9. The political dimensions of sustainability

9a. Governance and democracy
9b. International cooperation and world order
9c. Making and implementing sustainable development politics

4. Urbanization

4a. Urbanization
4b. The sustainable city
4c. Urban management

10. Economy and sustainable development

10a. Economy and ecology – a single system
10b. The dilemma of economic growth
10c. Tools for approaching a sustainable economy

5. Sustainable production and consumption

5a. Manufacturing – sustainable production
5b. Consumption – sustainable use of products
5c. Waste management – sustainable end-of-life of products

11. Changes and management

11a. The processes of individual change
11b. Social change and transitions of societies
11c. Managing change

6. Life and land, food and fibres

6a. The living world
6b. Land and water
6c. Agriculture and food
6d. Forests and fibres

12. Education

12a. The politics of ESD
12b. Teaching sustainable development – A guide for teachers
12c. Learning sustainable development – A guide for learners


BUP Sustainable Development Course

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