The topic aims to develop the knowledge and skills in the analysis of the complex relationship between population and environment and to formulate and execute strategy for sustainable development. It also introduces sustainability paradigm, current national and global policies, science and economics of sustainable development. Having provided the required foundation, it then gives an overview of the current ecosystem services approach for sustainable development. Students will work on real case studies to evaluate the challenges and prospects related to a number of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in a local, national, or global context.
This topic provides an introduction to population dynamics and the principles, goals, and practice of sustainable development. Focusing on discussions about the history, development and future of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their achievability. Within the context of population growth, the topic examines the main strategies and pathways for achieving sustainable development, grouped into social, environmental, economic, and consumption strategies.