ERST 636

Aspects of Sustainability: An International Perspective

Course overview

You’ll delve deeply into the concept of sustainability, looking at both national and international sustainability issues and approaches to equitable use of natural resources.

Course information

Available semesters Semester 2 2024
Credits 20
Domestic fees $1,394.00

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Understand the root causes of unsustainability.
  2. Describe and explain the range of international laws, agreements, conventions, and the leading international and national organisations working towards sustainable development and resource conservation.
  3. Be familiar with a range of sustainability tools and approaches, and their strengths and weaknesses
  4. Apply systems thinking to solving complex real-life problems.
  5. Work together with others to design and plan a sustainability project that will effectively contribute to sustainability.
  6. Demonstrate skills in research, enquiry, and written and oral communication, including an ability to conduct both independent research and group work

Course examiners

Hamish Rennie

Hamish Rennie

Associate Professor

Department of Environmental Management