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Principles of Sustainable Development (online, short course)


Course Overview

Sustainable development is defined as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

There is an increasing focus on improving environmental performance for both individuals and companies.

This course provides an understanding of sustainable development goals, the benefits of an environmental management system and how organisations can help prevent pollution.

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No previous knowledge, skills or experience needed.

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Unit 1: Principles of sustainable development

The definition of ‘sustainable development’
Human and global issues that impact on sustainability
Common reasons for the delay on climate action
Benefits of sustainable development
Organisational impacts on the environment
Environmental impacts on organisations
Benefits of environmental management systems
How to calculate carbon footprint
How organisations can manage and reduce carbon footprints
How individuals can reduce their carbon footprint at home
The definition of ‘resource efficiency’
Benefits of using resources efficiently
What circular sustainability is in relation to using resources
Organisational responsibilities for the efficient use of resources
Consequences that may occur if organisations pollute the environment
How organisations can help prevent pollution
How an organisation’s management structure can support environmental sustainability
How an organisation’s employees can support environmental sustainability

This course will take up to 4 hours to complete, Study from anywhere, at any time with an immediate start

Access to an e-learning platform with online materials and online assessment
Immediate start
Study from anywhere, at any time

You will be assessed through online learning materials and assessment.
You will receive an e-certificate upon completion

Entry Level NONE Non regulated provision, Entry Level, Environmental Conservation

Entry level