This Subject Includes

  • Course No: HS 234
  • Course: B.Tech
  • Semester: VIII
  • Title: Understanding Sustainable Development
  • Stream: Economics
  • The history of Sustainable Development: From Malthus to Sustainable Development, The Brundtland Report, The United Nations Conference in Environment and Development, The World Summit on Sustainable Development; Millennium Development Goals (MGDs): the rationale for MDGs and its link with Sustainable Development; Principles of Sustainability: the precautionary principle and the safe minimum standard; Growth and sustainability: Impact, Population, Affluence and Technology (IPAT) model, ecological footprint, green GDP; Sustainable Development Indicators; Challenges to Sustainable Development: Natural resource depletion and Climate change; International Cooperation: Cooperation between regions, People’s Earth Charter, NGO’s and social entrepreneurs


    1. Rogers P P,Jalal, K.F and Boyd, A.J, An Introduction to Sustainable Development, Earthscan, UK, 2007

    2. Daly H.E, Beyond Growth: the economics of sustainable development, Beacon Press, Boston, 1996


    1. WCED Our Common Future (Brundtland Report), Oxford University Press, 1987.

    2. World Bank, Report Sustainable Development in a Dynamic World: Transforming Institutions, Growth, and Quality of Life, World Development Report, 2003