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SASI01 Greening the Economy - Lessons from Scandinavia

Spring semester 2020

Due to the corona virus outbreak we have decided to give the course SASI01 "Greening the Economy – Lessons from Scandinavia" as an entirely web-based course via the LUVIT platform. You will not be required to take part in any learning activities on campus in Lund, but will instead participate via LUVIT and Zoom. Instructions for how to log in to these platforms will be sent out to registered students at least one week before course start.

Schedule: Weeks 16 to 23 (except for W18 and W21). Wednesdays 10.15-12.00 (except for W23 when there will be a lecture on Tuesday 2 June) and Fridays 09.15-12.00 from 13 April to 5 June 2020. Attendance on-line is compulsory at all Friday seminars and at the fnal presentation seminar. It is also compulsory to complete the concluding exam.
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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. 

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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