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Introduction to Sustainable Development


​​​​This course focuses on the rise to global prominence of the challenge of sustainability in general an​d sustainable development in particular. Public policy debates at the global levels of governance are increasingly focussing on the challenges posed by natural resource limits to the ways production and consumption are currently structured and managed within a world that is sharply divided between the rich (located mainly in the global North) and poor (located mainly in the global South). 





Target Audience

​Postgraduate students, professionals and practitioners working in government, corporate or civil society sectors who would like to understand the sustainability challenges faced at a global scale, but also to explore what this means from a local as well as personal perspective by engaging in discussions and reflection during class. No prior experience or knowledge in Sustainable Development is needed.

What does it cover

​This course will provide course participants with an overview of the most significant global environmental, social and economic challenges that face humankind, and an insight into the solutions suggested by the universal commitment to sustainable development.





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South Africa