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Sustainable Scotland is a free course that will appeal to anyone with an interest in a sustainable future in the context of contemporary Scottish society. It will give you a broad-based introduction to a number of different aspects of sustainability that impact on Scotland and the wider world.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- understand the terms ‘sustainability’ and ‘sustainable development’
- follow current debates on environmental issues
- understand more about measuring sustainability and footprinting
- consider whether dematerialisation is really happening
- consider what is globalisation and understand the global trade in recycling.
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- Learning outcomes
- 1 Measuring up
- 2 Material world
- 3 Understanding globalisation
- 4 Global trade in recycling
- 5 Food production
- 6 A short history of fishing
- 7 Waste heat
- 8 Nature and culture
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