Conservation, ethics and sustainable development: Drive for a new environment

Ref: C3531832

The lecture will outline the range of environmental problems, describe the ethical issues relating to ‘stewardship’ and ‘equity’ in the environment in seeking 'sustainability’ and ‘sustainable development‘ as concepts. Contemporary movements including Extinction Rebellion which aim to prevent impending environmental catastrophe will be considered. We are delivering this Christmas Lecture using Zoom. We will email, a few days before, the link to join the lecture with details of how to access Zoom if you should need it.

Course aim

To Introduce the range and the complexity of environmental problems, identify where values reside in modern ideas around environmental governance and civil society, and consider links to modern environmental movements.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom. If you’d like to understand more about our video learning platform, Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline and http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • This is a live lecture delivered by a subject specialist in an online webinar video learning platform. You will need to be able to access the internet on a device with speakers or earphones. There will be opportunities to take part in discussions and chats. If you’d like to know how to use Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Appreciate the range of current environmental issues
  • Gain a basic grasp of environmental ethical issues
  • Appreciate the complexity of issues around 'sustainability'
  • Consider the operation of modern environmental protest groups

How will I be taught?

  • This is a one-off session which forms part of WEA's Christmas lecture series. It will be delivered online and all are welcome.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • This is a non-interactive public lecture. Those interested in exploring these issues further are invited to contact the tutor subsequent to the session.

What else do I need to know?

  • What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

Download full course information sheet

Conservation, ethics and sustainable development: Drive for a new environment

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2020
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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