Sustainable Development (PEC2255.01)

Lopamudra Banerjee

Concerns for economic growth and income generation are often in conflict with the pursuit of environmental sustainability and ecological adaptations. The notion of sustainable development has been put forward to bring together these concerns. This seminar will explore sustainable development, looking at how it can address issues including environmental stewardship, economic prosperity and social inclusion. Additionally, the seminar will explore some of the major goals of sustainable development in greater detail, including: sustainable agriculture that aims at food security and reduction of global hunger; sustainable resource use that reduces pollution and provides people with access to affordable green energy; and sustainable irrigational practices that promote water security and provide protection from extreme natural events like flood and droughts. Some of these practices have been successful; others not so much. Some of the practices bring benefits to some people, but not others. This seminar will examine the conditions that promote viable and equitable practices, along with the ways in which people in various regions of the world have sought to resolve their concerns for economic security and environmental vulnerabilities.

Prerequisites: None
Credits: 2
M 4:10pm - 6:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as All courses, Two Credit, 2000, Political Economy, Monday and/or Thursday Afternoons, Lopamudra Banerjee, and tagged , , , , , .