814.554 (17W) Sustainable Development - Magic Bullet or Green Myth ?

Wintersemester 2017/18

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Erster Termin der LV
05.10.2017 13:15 - 14:45 , Uni Wien, HG, Hochparterre, Stiege 5, HS 16
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Lehrende/r
LV-Titel englisch
Sustainable Development - Magic Bullet or Green Myth ?
LV-Art
Vorlesung
Semesterstunde/n
2.0
ECTS-Anrechungspunkte
4.0
Anmeldungen
6
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
Englisch
LV-Beginn
05.10.2017

LV-Beschreibung

Intendierte Lernergebnisse

The lecture series invites experts from different disciplines and backgrounds to present their experiences and perspectives. It traces the achievements, failures and contradictions of twenty-five years of global environmental politics and contextualises them in recent political-economic shifts. From there diverging explanations of previous failures as well as proposals for alternative approaches to more profound socioecological transformations will be discussed.

Lehrmethodik

Contributions by experts from: University of Vienna, Vienna University of Economics, Institute for Social Ecology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austrian Foundation for Development Research (ÖFSE), Austrian Institute for Sustainable Development (ÖIN), University of Applied Science bfi Vienna

Inhalt/e

Twenty-five years after the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro 1992 the concept of Sustainable Development has been implemented in a broad range of policy areas at the international, national and local level and it has also been established in various academic contexts. However, the results remain ambiguous and the concept continues to be contested.

While the politicisation of environmental concerns often started from bottom-up social movements, it was especially the establishment of international policy instruments – as the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 1992, the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, until the most recent agreement on the Sustainability Goals (SDG) – that gave rise to the expectation of reconciling developmental and environmental challenges and solving the ecological crisis via global environmental politics. In the meantime the geopolitical and political-economic context has shifted profoundly, the social inequalities and environmental challenges have exacerbated dramatically. The contradictory efforts to deal with climate change are only one recent example, which gave rise to diverging explanations whether the failure to initialise more substantial transformations was due to a lack of willingness of governments and individuals or rather due to more profound structural reasons.

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Prüfungsmethode/n

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Position im Curriculum

  • Masterstudium Sozial- und Humanökologie (SKZ: 919, Version: 14W.1)
    • Fach: GWF1 Gesellschaft und Umwelt (Wahlfach)
      • GWF1 Vertiefung ( 0.0h VO, SE, EX, KU, SX / 14.0 ECTS)
        • 814.554 Sustainable Development - Magic Bullet or Green Myth ? (2.0h VO / 4.0 ECTS)

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