|Course ID:||ENVE 443|
|Type of course:||Elective course|
|Teaching Hours:||Th=2, E=1, L=0|
Instructors: Professor Th. Tsoutsos (Faculty member - EnvEng)
Tutorial Exercises:E. Baradakis
Economic system and environment. Sustainability (sustainability). Examples. The concept of development. Income. Influence of growth. Level of development and classification of countries. Determinants of growth. Growth with and without technological progress. Productivity. Natural resources. Relationship of economic sphere and biosphere. Examples of energy and recycling. Sustainable management. Models of economic development. Unbalanced development. Agricultural, industrial, postindustrial development. International financial transactions and technology transfer. Desired rate of economic growth. Redefining national income and wealth. Depreciation of national capital. Examples from the World Bank. Indicators of Sustainable Economic Welfare. Long-term growth and sustainability. Economics of ecology. Equation IPAT. Economics of Climate Change. Cost-benefit analysis. Environmental Management Systems - EMAS. European policies for sustainability. The European Framework Programmes for sustainable development. Environmental taxes. Transition to sustainable production systems. The example of energy.
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Last modification: 10-09-2018