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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Welcome!

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 2 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
1 video
2 readings
Presentation of the Training10m
Presentation of the Forums10m
3 hours to complete

Our development model is ecologically unsustainable

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 58 min), 3 readings, 7 quizzes
6 videos
The raid on natural resources is accelerating - David Claessen10m
Climate change is underway - Michael Ghil8m
The South is vulnerable to 'natural' disasters aggravated by climate change - Emeline Combi10m
Consumerism is a culture of waste and garbage - Marie-Dominique Loÿe et Claude Kergomard9m
Natural resources are common goods to be managed for the benefit of all - David Claessen8m
3 readings
OVERVIEW week 110m
Statistical and Cartographic Report on Waste in the World10m
Case Study Week 1: The State of Natural Resources30m
7 practice exercises
Our way of development remains unequal10m
The raid on natural resources is accelerating10m
Climate change is underway10m
The South is vulnerable to 'natural' disasters aggravated by climate change10m
Consumerism is a culture of waste and garbage10m
Natural resources are common goods to be managed for the benefit of all10m
quiz week 130m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

The dominant economic models hinder the energy and ecological transition

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 67 min), 3 readings, 7 quizzes
6 videos
As markets are not efficient, cooperation must coexist with competition - Gaël Giraud10m
The Washington consensus has not promoted sustainable development -Gaël Giraud10m
The financialisation of the economy is causing instability and capital flight in the countries of the Global South - Gaël Giraud10m
Expectations of high returns on private financial investments hinder the transitions - Alain Grandjean9m
Oil, an example of a raw material whose price volatily has major consequences for southern countries - Gaël Giraud12m
3 readings
OVERVIEW Week 2 10m
Further Reading on the GEMMES Model10m
W2 / Debate-forum activity: Describe the energy situation in your country10m
7 practice exercises
Measuring economic activity by GDP and prices is incomplete and misleading10m
As markets are not efficient, cooperation must coexist with competition10m
The Washington consensus has not promoted sustainable development10m
The financialisation of the economy is causing instability and capital flight in the countries of the Global South10m
Expectations of high returns on private financial investments hinder the transitions10m
Oil, an example of a raw material whose price volatily has major consequences for southern countries10m
Quiz week 230m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

The energy transition path: decarbonizing GDP

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 72 min), 2 readings, 6 quizzes
5 videos
How to reduce emissions in the context of GDP and population growth in the South - Gaël Giraud8m
Energy intensity of GDP and carbon intensity in the countries of the Global South - Slim Dali18m
The trajectory of New Climate Economy towards 2°C - Alain Grandjean12m
Sustainable and accessible energy for all in developing and emerging countries - Christian de Gromard20m
2 readings
OVERVIEW Week 310m
W3/ Debate-forum activity: Identify the barriers to the ecological transition in your country10m
6 practice exercises
The challenges of carbon accounting: What is a climate-compatible project?10m
How to reduce emissions in the context of GDP and population growth in the South10m
Energy intensity of GDP and carbon intensity in the countries of the Global South10m
The trajectory of New Climate Economy towards 2°C10m
Sustainable and accessible energy for all in developing and emerging countries10m
Quiz week 330m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

The model of an ecological transition to new prosperity

4 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 61 min), 2 readings, 7 quizzes
5 videos
The circular economy: achieving a new-found efficiency by breaking ties with the linear logic of extracting resources - Armand Rioust de Largentaye11m
Changing agriculture to better feed and clothe a growing population - Jean-Luc François15m
Making respect for the biosphere and biodiversity a priority - Christophe Du Castel17m
The ecological approach helps to reduce inequalities and poverty traps - Anda David6m
2 readings
OVERVIEW Week 410m
Resources and additional texts : The Circular Economy: Breaking with the Linear Logic of Extraction and Fostering Sobriety10m
6 practice exercises
Towards new development indicators: Sustainable Development Goals10m
The circular economy: achieving a new-found efficiency by breaking ties with the linear logic of extracting resources10m
Changing agriculture to better feed and clothe a growing population10m
Making respect for the biosphere and biodiversity a priority10m
The ecological approach helps to reduce inequalities and poverty traps10m
Quiz week 428m

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