Welcome to the Pathways to planetary well-being course!
This open course is aimed at anyone interested in the well-being of people and the planet, from upper secondary level to university and working life. The prerequisite for this course is BENY2023 course (Good life and planetary well-being). This course introduces the concept of sustainability transition and means of promoting it, with an emphasis on systems perspective and planetary well-being.
After completing the course, you can
Can describe the properties, functions and interactions of natural and social systems using the concepts of systems thinking.
Can argue why a holistic approach to the functions of systems is necessary for achieving sustainability.
Can describe the relationship between different social systems (e.g. energy and food systems) and sustainability.
The general quidelines can be found on the next section called "Course instructions".
We warmly welcome you to study !
The course team:
Teea Kortetmäki, Otto Snellman, Miikka Salo, Venla Korhonen, Mikael Puurtinen and Saana Kataja-aho.
Many thanks also to the production team Ville Halttunen, Jari Niemi and Maiju Valkeinen for technical support!
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