Sustainable Development 101

Max amount of participants
Online or Offline
4 hours

Objective of the course

The primary objective of this course is to establish a solid foundation of knowledge in the field of sustainability. Central to this objective is the recognition that sustainability touches upon a comprehensive understanding of the challenges we confront as a global community, and the historical evolution of the sustainability concept in response to these challenges. The emergence of sustainability as a concept has been deeply intertwined with the importance to regulate and legislate practices that impact the environment, society, and the economy.

Therefore, this course aims to elucidate not only the theoretical underpinnings of sustainability but also its practical applications and the regulatory frameworks that have shaped its development. Through  exploration of these fundamental principles, participants will be equipped with the basic knowledge to understand the complex landscape of sustainability.


Key Workshop

Challenges to Sustainability

  • Climate change
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Water-Energy-Food Nexus
  • Waste management
  • Economic Growth

Integration of Human Rights in Sustainability

  • Understanding the intersection of human rights and sustainable development
  • Examining how human rights principles contribute to sustainability goals
  • Analyzing case studies to illustrate the interconnectedness between environmental sustainability, social justice, and human rights

Common Sustainability Reporting Standards

  • Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

At the end of the course the participants will understand what is sustainable development, its dimensions, the challenges faced and why sustainability reporting is a key to finding sustainable development.