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What happens when you try to put a value on everything?

What happens when you try to put a value on everything? Copyrighted image Credit: King Ho Yim | Dreamstime.com
Duration 10 mins Updated 02 Jul 2014
Should we downgrade statistics' triple-a rating? Has the rush to put a figure on everything had a negative impact on how we do politics?

How can the Amazon survive?

How can the Amazon survive? Creative commons image Credit: CIFOR under CC-BYNC-ND licence
Updated 27 May 2014
Faced with various challenges, what does the Amazon system need to do in order to continue surviving?

Amazonian challenges: Wildlife trade

Amazonian challenges: Wildlife trade Copyrighted image Credit: Matthew Simpson
Updated 27 May 2014
The extraordinary biodiversity of the Amazon countries makes them vulnerable to wildlife trafficking.

Amazonian challenges: Resource extraction

Amazonian challenges: Resource extraction Creative commons image Credit: Andrea Borgarello under CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0 licence
Updated 27 May 2014
Extracting resources from the Amazon can not only impact the environment in the vicinity of the extractive site but also much further afield.

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Environmental management and organisations

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Environmental management and organisations
Intermediate level Duration 15 hours Updated 18 Jun 2014
It is believed that environmental management requires action at all levels, including by organisations of all types and sizes. However it is not...

Sustainable Scotland

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Sustainable Scotland Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 03 Jun 2013
This broad-based unit will introduce you to a number of different aspects of sustainability that impact on Scotland and the wider world. It wil...

Logframe planning

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Masters level Duration 3 hours Updated 18 Nov 2011
As a way of thinking about projects, Logical Framework Analysis helps to focus on some key questions during the project design process. This unit...

Operations, technology and stakeholder value

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Masters level Duration 40 hours Updated 28 Jul 2011
The management of processes or operations is the very essence of any kind of business enterprise, and it is critically important that they are...