Global Changes & Sustainable Development


Aims of the course

The aim of this module is to introduce the fundamentals of global changes and   sustainable development. The challenges of sustainable development, global environmental issues including climate change, environmental assessment, management and policies, economics of sustainability and natural, resources accounting, indicators of environment and social development, social dimensions of sustainable development, principles and guidelines of corporate Sustainability. Climate change impacts and adaptation strategies in different fields such as; water, energy, environment, coastal areas, agriculture, health and society.


Lecture  No. Topic
1 An introduction to global changes
2 Climate change impacts
3 The impact of climate change on water resources
4 The impact of climate change on coastal regions
5 Adaptation to climate change
6 Principles of sustainable development
7 Sustainable Water management
8 Sustainable energy management
9 Sustainable Environment
10 Sustainable waste management
11 Agriculture and food security
12 Green buildings and green cities


  • Climate Change: Impacts, Vulnerabilities and Adaptation in Developing Countries
  • Climate Change – Evidence, Impacts, and Choices
  • Beyond Economic Growth – An Introduction to Sustainable Development (Second Edition)
  • The Water Footprint Assessment Manual – Setting the Global Standard
  • Sustainable energy for Developing Countries
  • The Water Footprint Assessment Manual – Setting the Global Standard
  • Learning for the future – Competences in Education for Sustainable Development
  • Agriculture, growth and poverty reduction
  • Indicators for Sustainable Development: Guidelines and Methodologies
  • What Is A Green Building? Fundamental Principles of Green Building and Sustainable Site Design

Teacher Introduction

General Information

Author: Dr. Hany Farhat Abd-Elhamid
Credit Points: - CP
Estimated Effort: 4 h / week
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