Climate Change and Renewable Energy within the context of Sustainable Development, PO (Azores, Portugal 18 - 28 July 2011)

The course intends to give an updated, integrated, and systemic view of the most relevant aspects of policies and mechanisms facing climate change and energy security.  The conceptual and technological evolution of these issues will be provided. Students will also understand the relationship between sustainable economic development and social and environmental pressures arising through the examination of the most widely adopted sustainability indicators, measurement and reporting as well as the most renowned sustainability indexes, such as DJSI and FTSE4Good.

At the end of the course students will have an overview of the current adaptation and mitigation measures facing climate change and fossil fuel depletion through a "road map". They will also learn how to apply sustainability management practices and indicators and report on them in enterprises of several sectors, particularly in the oil & gas, electric utility, agriculture, forestry, transport, chemical, mining and others.

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