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SASI01 Greening the Economy - Lessons from Scandinavia

This is an interdisciplinary course that addresses sustainability, climate change and how to combine economic development with a healthy environment. The course will explore greening the economy on four levels – individual, business, city, and nation, and look at the relationships between these levels. Practical examples of the complexities and solutions across each level are discussed. A particular focus is placed on examples from Scandinavia, a pioneering place in advancing sustainability and combating climate change, and a unique starting point for learning about greening the economy.

On completion of the course the students shall be able to:

  • Describe the basic challenges involved in implementation of the Green  Economy
  • Describe basic concepts, strategies and technologies that can enable the green economy
  • Recognize how individual choices, business strategies, sustainable cities and national policies can promote or hinder greening the economy. 

Selected topics:

  • The concept of a green economy,
  • Consumer behavior - patterns and levels of consumption,
  • Business strategies for transition to a greener economy,
  • Sustainable cities,
  • National policies
  • Teaching and assessment 

The course involves lectures, seminars, a paper and smaller assignments. Seminars are compulsory, and active participation required to pass the course. Grading is based on individual and group performance, via a written exam, and a paper. Students are awarded one of the following grades: Fail, Pass or Pass with Distinction. 

Page Manager:

The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE)

Lund University P.O. Box 196, 22100 Lund, Sweden
Visiting Address: Tegnérsplatsen 4,Lund

Telephone: + 46 46 222 00 00 Fax: + 46 46 222 02 10