About this Course
4.7
344 ratings
92 reviews
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 18 hours to complete

Suggested: 5-8 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 18 hours to complete

Suggested: 5-8 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Introduction: what is a green economy and why is it important?

We start the course by looking at the key issues that a green economy seeks to address and the underlying concepts and definitions of a greener economy. In this module, we will describe problems arising from the interaction of the economy and the environment; we will state some of the aims of greening the economy and look into the multitude of definitions; we will use tools to measure and assess a green economy; and we will discuss concepts and indicators related to the green economy. ...
Reading
10 videos (Total 65 min), 8 readings, 1 quiz
Video10 videos
What is a Green Economy4m
Little Actions and Big Challenges5m
Why Scandinavia5m
Cleaner and Greener production7m
Evolution of the concept of green economy9m
Interview: An Economist's Take on GtE4m
Interview: A Politician's Take on GtE6m
Interview: A Global Green Growth Perspective12m
"Meet the Parkers, Part I"3m
Reading8 readings
Introduction10m
Timeline and Syllabus10m
Course Details10m
Grading10m
About us10m
Hangouts10m
Course Assignment: Greener Product, Greener Business, and Greener City10m
Readings week 110m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Introduction20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Individual choices

Here in Module 2 we look at the individual level and how individual choices can help or hinder progress towards a green economy. This module offers an increased understanding of patterns and levels of consumption; we will look at the drivers and theories of consumer behaviour and the limitations of working with consumer choice in isolation (e.g. rebound effect); and develop an understanding of how to measure the impact of consumption (e.g. carbon footprint)....
Reading
8 videos (Total 51 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video8 videos
Consumers and Eco-labeling6m
Myths of Consumption7m
Mind the Gap6m
Living Green in Practice7m
Interview: Green Economy in Sweden & Europe5m
Interview: Building a Green Online Community6m
"Meet the Parkers, Part II"4m
Reading1 reading
Readings week 210m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Individual Choices20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Business strategies

In the third module, we look at the business level, focusing on how companies and organisations choose strategies that can help transitions to a green economy. In this module, the aim is to understand the changes relevant to the business level for a greener economy. You will be presented to some solutions and concepts that companies use to deal with complex problems encountered in their sustainability work. We will discuss the challenges facing companies that want to take a lead in the transition to a greener economy, and reflect on strategies for green business in different contexts....
Reading
11 videos (Total 69 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video11 videos
Greening Upstream7m
Greening Downstream8m
Green Processes6m
Green Business Strategies5m
Virtual Mobility and e-Materialisation8m
Eco-Design5m
Interview: Sustainability at IKEA5m
Interview: Green Strategy of a Restaurant5m
Interview: Transition Towards Renewable Energy5m
"Meet the Parkers, Part III"4m
Reading1 reading
Readings week 310m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Business Strategies20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Sustainable cities

In Module 4, we look at how planning and designing cities can help achieve a green economy and underpin sustainable development. The aim this week is to understand the role of cities for experimentation, planning, collaboration and providing visions for a greener economy. We will use tools to measure and critically assess green economy indicators at the city level and discuss whether city level policies and actions in Scandinavia can work around the world....
Reading
8 videos (Total 56 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video8 videos
Climate Governance and Urban Experiments7m
Urban Infrastructure and Planning6m
Visioning for Cities of the Future7m
Sustainable Neighbourhoods4m
Green Lifestyles and Cities9m
"Meet the Parkers, Part IV"4m
Municipal Waste Management10m
Reading1 reading
Readings week 410m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Sustainable Cities20m
4.7
92 ReviewsChevron Right
Career direction

43%

started a new career after completing these courses
Career Benefit

23%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

Top Reviews

By MFOct 10th 2015

amazing course, recomendable to anybody interested in sustainable development. The people taking the course are from all over the world and we share ideas or help each other on specific topics.

By MMOct 6th 2015

Amazing and inspiring. Especially love the interviews at the end of each week. Very good pace and amount of information. Teacher are experts in their field. Love every minute of the lecturers!

Instructors

Avatar

Dr. Kes McCormick

Associate Professor and Assistant Head
International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Avatar

Dr. Luis Mundaca

Professor
International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Avatar

Prof. Oksana Mont

Professor
International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Avatar

Prof. Lena Neij

Professor and Director
International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Avatar

Dr. Thomas Lindhqvist

Associate Professor
International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Avatar

Dr. Håkan Rodhe

Associate Professor
International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Avatar

Dr. Peter Arnfalk

Associate Professor
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Avatar

Dr. Charlotte Leire

Lecturer
International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics

About Lund University

Lund University was founded in 1666 and has for a number of years been ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 47 700 students and 7 500 staff based in Lund, Sweden. Lund University unites tradition with a modern, dynamic, and highly international profile. With eight different faculties and numerous research centres and specialized institutes, Lund is the strongest research university in Sweden and one of Scandinavia's largest institutions for education and research. The university annually attracts a large number of international students and offers a wide range of courses and programmes taught in English. ...

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

More questions? Visit the Learner Help Center.