Courses Catalogue

Conservation And Sustainable Development

COURSE CODE: ENV2102
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Environmental Management, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Natural and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

COURSE CONTENT

TOPIC

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A general overview of conservation and development

  • Introduction to conservation
  • Definition of conservation
  • Significance of conservation
  • Why people have taken long to embrace the ethic of conservation
  • Introduction to development
  • Problems of development
  • Case studies of development projects
  • Millennium Development Goals and Sustainable Development Goals

 

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Evolution of the concept of sustainable development

  • Pillars of sustainable development (Environment, Economy and Society)
  • Operational principles of sustainability

 

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The link between conservation and development

  • The Stockholm conference
  • The World Conservation Strategy (1980)
  • The World Commission On Environment and Development (WCED 1987) or “OUR COMMON FUTURE” or the Brundtland report

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Understanding sustainable development

  • Non declining natural wealth
  • Resilience
  • Irreversibility
  • How can sustainable development be achieved
  • Obstacles to attaining sustainable development
  • Strategies/Adjustments to attaining sustainable development

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Conservation and management of environmental resources for sustainable development

  • Biodiversity Conservation (definition, current status, preservation value, human dependency on biodiversity, human activities and loss of biodiversity, global biodiversity conservation measures.)
  • Its contribution to sustainable development
  • The Convention on Biological Diversity, Uganda’s obligations, what Uganda is already doing to implement the convention and the challenges faced in the implementation of the convention.

9

Community participation & sustainable development

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MODE OF DELIVERY

  • Lectures
  • Reading assignments
  • Practical assignments
  • Hands-on work in the industry

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND / OR EQUIPMENT

  • Whiteboard and Markers
  • Flip Charts
  • LCD Projectors
  • CDs, DVDs and Tapes