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SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE USE
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Netherlands - Utrecht University - 'Utrecht Univ.'
UC Course SubjectEnvironmental Studies
Number & Suffix: 123
Full UC Title: SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE USE 
Transcript Title: SUSTAINABLE RESOURC 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course introduces students to the sustainability challenges around renewable and non-renewable resource use, the key underlying concepts of sustainable resource use, and the methods for analyzing these challenges and their proposed solutions. The course focuses on different kinds of resources, their use for different applications and sustainability impacts. A deeper investigation of resource production and consumption is important because of the elemental role resources have played in historical development of humankind, our current lifestyles and the current state of the environment. This course addresses non-energy applications of resources. The course also addresses methods and tools to assess resource use and impacts at different scales (e.g. material flow analysis of a company and how technological innovation can change the flows), approaches for achieving more sustainable resource use through governance stimulated innovation (e.g. top-runner approaches in economic sectors), and perspectives of different stakeholders on what constitutes sustainable resource use (e.g. consumers, producers, NGOs, governments). 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE USE 
Partner University Department: Sustainable Development 
Partner University Course Number: GEO3-2421