Green Economics- How to Build a Sustainable Future- Taster

Ref: C3680474

Ours is the first generation to properly understand the damage we have been doing to our planet, and probably the last generation with the chance to do something about it. Economics dominates our behaviour, but today’s economy is damaging nature’s life-giving systems – in this taster for the full course we will look at how to turn this around. There are many positive things that can be done, including redesigning cities and whole economies so that they contribute to nature’s life-giving properties, rather than destroying them. By changing our emphasis away from an economy which needs to grow at any cost, to one that makes us thrive whether it grows or not, we will live more in harmony with our environment, of which we are an integral part.

Course aim

What changes need to be made to have an economy that sustains human life? How can we make these changes? This taster session attempts to start to answer these questions. Suitable for those who have or have not studied economics.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

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

  • Identify how the economy is deeply embedded in the environment
  • Identify how industrial activity can work more in harmony with the Earth’s ecosystems
  • Name at least two ways cities can be designed to minimise their environmental impact
  • A definition of economics

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Not applicable

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Green Economics- How to Build a Sustainable Future- Taster


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