Environmental Studies

ENVS 143 The Future of Sustainable Development

Sustainable development emerged due to the environmental crises caused by development and as an attempt to reconcile development goals and environmental stewardship. This course is broadly concerned with the issue of sustainability and the future of development. The class is divided into thematic sections that examine the history of development theories and frameworks, environment and development challenges, and critiques of development. Topical areas of focus include environmental hazards, fair trade, sustainable food systems, extractive industries, climate change, conservation, ecotourism, and drugs and development. The course also highlights the dilemma that environmental justice poses for future sustainable development governance efforts. (Formerly Sustainable Development: Economy, Policy, and Environment.)


Prerequisite(s): Previous or concurrent enrollment in ENVS 100 and ENVS 100L, or by permission of instructor.



Quarter offered



Adam French