The programme and the UN sustainable development goals

Read more about how the Master in Sustainability Science - Environment and Decision Making connects to the UN sustainable development goals.

The education is based on sustainability science and three of UN global goals are central:

  • Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Climate Action

Central in the programme, aim is to contribute low impact on the natural environment through good management, planning and housekeeping with natural resources and limited emissions to air, land and water which, in the long run, increase human well-being, from both systems, societal and individual perspectives. At the same time, integrating gender equality is also important for mitigation and adaptation actions for the sustainable development.

Sustainable Cities and Communities. It is important that cities and communities are inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. You learn concepts, theories and perspectives on issues such as resilience, management of natural resources and social-ecological systems, urban sustainability, transitions and governance.

Responsible Consumption and Production. To reduce negative repercussions for human health and the environment, a transition to sustainable consumption and production is required. You will gain knowledge about solutions and tools to design and implement systems, goods, and services in order to help society shift in a more circular path.

Climate action. The main aim of sustainability science is to reduce human negative environmental impact, with a particular focus on climate change, and at the same time to build local social-ecological resilience. You learn theories, tools for environmental assessment and perspectives of attitudes and behaviors that lead to sustainable future.

Published by: Maria Åstrand Swenneke Page responsible: Veronica Liljeroth Updated: 2021-10-05
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