What is Global Sustainable Development?
The United Nations defines Global Sustainable Development as "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs".
The world’s population is predicted to grow from six to nine billion between the years 2000 to 2050, with the next few decades predicted to witness significant transformations in economic growth, international relations, human development, biodiversity, human health, and social justice.
Employers and policy makers increasingly need graduates who can consider these national and global challenges from different perspectives, understand their complexity and engage competently with a variety of approaches and potential solutions.
Our Global Sustainable Development degrees address the key issues that all the world’s nations have identified as central to our future. They equip you with the expertise, skills and knowledge that enable you to contribute meaningfully to the debates about these big problems, so that you can make a real difference to the world.
The University has approved a brand new BASc single honours course in Global Sustainable Development to be launched in October 2018.
Building upon the success of the existing joint degree courses and taking account of feedback received from current and prospective students, this new course allows students to study in-depth the issues around Global Sustainable Development that concern them most.
Find out more about the course structure on our webpage.
If we believe that we can personally help stop climate change with individual actions – such as turning the thermostat down – then we are more likely to make a difference, according to research from the University of Warwick