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Introduction to Sustainable Development KTH

Introduction to sustainability, planetary boundaries, resource management, systems thinking, values thinking and climate change

About This Course

In this course package you will get a basic introduction to the concept of sustainable development. Among other things, the three pillars of sustainability (economic, social and ecological sustainability), planetary boundaries and resource management are discussed. You will also learn about key competences for sustainability such as systems thinking and values thinking, and get an overview of the basic mechanisms of Earth’s climate and climate change.

Course Staff

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Jon-Erik Dahlin

Jon-Erik Dahlin holds a PhD in fusion plasma physics and has devoted his professional life to Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). He has taken a leading role in the integration of sustainability across programmes as a university lecturer at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (KTH), and is now working internationally with faculty training and in an advisory capacity.

Dr. Dahlin has been appointed a programme director for several education programmes including the development of several completely new engineering programmes. At KTH, he was co-responsible for developing and delivering the faculty training course Learning for Sustainable Development (LH215V) in 2013. In 2016, he founded Snowflake Education, with the objective to assist educators and leaders in education worldwide with integrating sustainable development into education.