Energy and Sustainable Development
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Sustainable development addresses the innermost problems facing us in the twenty-first century, which concern equitable access to human basic needs, but in a cleaner and more efficient manner. On the demand-side, energy efficiency policies were found to be particularly important. This course explores policy and planning for sustainable development. It critically examines concept of sustainability as a process of social, organizational, and political development drawing on cases from continents of the word. It also explores pathways to sustainability through debates on ecological modernization; sustainable technology development, international and intergenerational fairness, and democratic governance.This course provides a critical overview of previous academic and practical approaches on the role of women in development, including Women in Development, Women and Development, and the current Gender and Development as well as other emerging paradigms such as Women, Development and Culture. Students are engaged in discussions on women’s rights as human rights, and the importance of gender equity in achieving sustainable development and improving human well-being for all.