731134 Basics of sustainable development

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Thaller, Valerie , Falkner, Katharina , Leonhardt, Heidrun Else
Offered in
Wintersemester 2022/23
Languages of instruction


Sustainability: basics and principles (why sustainability, what means sustainability, sustainability dimensions, concepts, SDGs, measuring sustainability)

By means of the following examples:
- Renewable energies and sustainability
- GDP growth, environment, and human well-being
- free trade and sustainability
- CBA and monetary valuation of environmental goods
- Consumption and sustainability


Previous knowledge expected

none; openness to question and critically reflect one's own and others' positions and arguments on sustainability-related questions

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

After successful participation, students will be able to:

- name and explain foundational terms, definitions and concepts related to sustainability and the selected topics
- take a position with respect to the selected topics' sustainability impacts and defend their position using valid arguments
- critically reflect their position and name/discuss counterarguments

You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.