Introduction to Sustainable Development

Estimated cost: R10 001 – R20 000
Field Of Study: Executive Development
Department Name: USB-ED


This course will provide course participants with an overview of the most significant global environmental, social and economic challenges that face humankind, and an insight into the solutions suggested by the universal commitment to sustainable development. This course focuses on the rise to global prominence of the challenge of sustainability in general and sustainable development in particular. Public policy debates at the global levels of governance are increasingly focussing on the challenges posed by natural resource limits to the ways production and consumption are currently structured and managed within a world that are sharply divided between the rich (located mainly in the global North) and poor (located mainly in the global South).
The challenge facing the world today is not just about the redistribution of resources to ensure greater levels of social equity, but also about how to reorganise the extraction, use and disposal of those resources in order to ensure the longer-term survival of the eco-systems that sustain all life.

Entry Requirement: Professional 3-year Bachelor’s degree/Advanced Diploma or Equivalent Qualification
Certificate Type: Competence
Delivery Mode: Contact
Duration: 6 Days
Presentation Language: English
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Contact Person Phone: (021) 918 4488
Latest Year Offered: 2019