PUBH 837: Environmental Sustainable Development

Principle I of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development (1992) states, "Human beings are at the center of concerns for sustainable development. They are entitled to a healthy and productive life in harmony with nature." The objectives of this course are to introduce students to the definition and concepts of sustainable development, and to explore the cross-cutting relationship between health and sustainable development. The areas of focus include energy for sustainable development, atmospheric pollution and climate change, integrated water resources management, integrated solid waste management, health and sustainable development, disaster reduction and management, biodiversity, trade and environment, sustainable consumption and production, sustainable tourism, agriculture, transport, human settlements, international law, industrial development, poverty, and national sustainable development strategies.