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Sustainable Development (NCHPIR6111)

15 Credits

The idea of ‘sustainable development’ is a central, defining term of the international development agenda (through global, regional, national, and local frameworks and agendas).

This course deals with important discussions about the way sustainable development is understood in order to shape governance structures and policy initiatives. ‘Mainstream’ notions of sustainable development are explored together with some of the key strategies that have been devised to promote sustainability. The course will offer students the opportunity to address practical issues of sustainability by modelling and testing the relative power of tools, such as social return on investment, preference rank sustainable actions and in this way, acquire a set of applied skills which will directly correlate to the growing labour markets in sustainable development.