After successfully completing the course the student can:
summarize the ecological, economic and social dimensions of sustainable development as well as the concept of strong and weak sustainability
explain the connection between natural resource use, planetary boundaries, economic growth and sustainable development
formulate economic explanations to and solutions for environmental problems
describe the possibilities and limitations of environmental economic valuation methods
A multi-disciplinary approach to the ecological, economic and social dimensions of sustainable development. Natural resources, ecosystem services and planetary boundaries in relation to economic growth and sustainable development. Sustainability indicators. Eco-labelling. Economic explanations to and solutions for environmental problems. Environmental economic valuation methods.
Lectures and seminars.
Exercises and seminars (4 credits) and written presentations (6 credits).