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Global environmental problems and sustainable development
This course will introduce the students to the current debates surrounding the global environmental problems, such as climate change, transboundary air pollution, biodiversity loss, and the issues of natural resources and their use (water, etc.). In the course, we will not discuss environmental problems in isolation but view them as an element among other great social challenges of our time. Specifically, the course’s perspective is summarized by the following basic questions:

- People in the world are living under vastly different conditions in terms of income levels, etc. Given these differences, what kind of global environment should we aim for?

- How can we form a global consensus on collective actions against environmental problems? On a more practical level, what are the existing global agreements and institutions on environmental management?

- On a global scale, what kinds of environmental or resource limits are we bound by?

Given the instructor’s field of expertise, a particular attention will be paid to economic dilemmas of the global environmental problems, e.g., the needs for balancing environmental quality and poverty reduction. However, the lectures and class discussions also touch on various other aspects -- such as natural-scientific, policy (political and legal) and technological aspects -- of global environmental issues.

From a methodological standpoint, the focus of lectures will be placed on: (i) how we can formulate consistent and comparable metrics regarding global sustainable development, which often needs to deal with vague concepts (e.g., "sustainability"); (ii) how we can distinguish reliable and unreliable data, and where we can find the latter in practice; (iii) what aspects of global sustainable development are potentially quantifiable, and what are not
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時間割/共通科目コード
コース名
教員
学期
時限
50231
CAS-PG1D60L3
地球環境(PEAK)
成田 大樹
A1 A2
火曜1限
マイリストに追加
マイリストから削除
教室
講義使用言語
英語
単位
2
実務経験のある教員による授業科目
NO
他学部履修
不可
開講所属
教養学部(前期課程)
50239
CAS-PG1D60L3
地球環境(PEAK)
成田 大樹
A1 A2
火曜1限
マイリストに追加
マイリストから削除
教室
講義使用言語
英語
単位
2
実務経験のある教員による授業科目
NO
他学部履修
不可
開講所属
教養学部(前期課程)
授業計画
A tentative list of lecture topics is as follows: - Global economic development - Global inequality - Planetary boundaries - Global health - Food security - Energy - Climate change - Biodiversity and ecosystem services - Urban environmental problems - Sustainable development and international policy frameworks (SDGs, etc.)
授業の方法
Classes mostly consist of lectures but also include student presentations and discussions. Detailed information about the student presentations will be given at class. **Information about online instruction** -- The classes will use Zoom (live). The URL will be updated each class (announced on UTAS and ITC-LMS prior to each class) -- All lecture slides will be uploaded on ITC-LMS before each class
成績評価方法
Grading will be made based on a class presentation (20%), commentaries about class presentations (10%), a final essay (40%) and short exercises/assignments given at each class (30%). Details of each requirement will be given at class.
履修上の注意
1. Reflecting the student composition and interests, details of the course plan may be adjusted. 2. Information about references other than the listed book will be given at class. 3. If you have any questions and concerns regarding the (online) classes, please do not hesitate to ask me by email.