Poverty and the deterioration of the natural environment are the two most pressing problems facing humanity today. In order to meet development needs and eradicate poverty, it is vital to utilize natural resources in a sustainable manner while minimizing their depletion and pollution. Some 1.3 billion people worldwide live on less than US$1 per day, while 80 per cent of the world’s resources are consumed by 20 per cent of the world’s population. If everyone were to live like those 20 per cent, we would need four planets to provide all the resources necessary.
A post graduate diploma in Environment and sustainable development is aimed generating and contributing to solutions for global environmental challenges. In particular, it targets the interaction between human activities and the natural environment, and its implications for sustainable development It brings pressing issues to the forefront of international discussion. The basic issues of human survival, development and welfare are at the core of the themes covered within the realm of the ESD Programme.
Fundamentals of Sustainable Community Development
Principles of Environmental Planning and Management
Global Warming and Climate Change
Culture and Environmental Conservation
Waste Management Planning
Urban Ecology and Pollution
Environmental Risk and Hazard Management
Introduction to Sustainable Development
Sustainable Development goals
Dimensions of Sustainable Development
The three pillars of sustainability: Economic, environment and Social
Energy and Sustainability
Equity and Sustainable Development
Way forward to achieving Sustainable Development
Participants will be required to submit 10 assignments, a research paper and one final examination for the period of 12 months to demonstrate their understanding of the course content. Assignments account for 60%, research paper accounts for 30% while Examination accounts for 10% of the marks.
Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will receive a Post Graduate Certificate of Merit and a transcript.