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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions

Studying at Cambridge

 

Useful Web sites

 The Sustainable Development Research Network

http://www.sd-research.org.uk/

 

United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development

http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev

 

Worldwatch Institute

http://www.worldwatch.org/

 

Welcome to the Engineering for a Sustainable Future Professional Network     (IEE)

http://www.iee.org/OnComms/pn/sustainability/

 

DEFRA - Sustainable Development

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-environment-food-rural-affairs

 

The Centre for Sustainable Design

http://cfsd.org.uk/

 

UNED Forum

http://www.unedforum.org/

 

United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda 21

http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/agenda21.htm

 

The International Institute for Sustainable Development

http://www.iisd.org/

 

Forum for the Future

https://www.forumforthefuture.org/

 

Rocky Mountain Institute

http://www.rmi.org

 

Responsible Business

http://www.bitc.org.uk/

 

Global Reporting Initiative: A common framework for sustainability reporting

http://www.globalreporting.org

 

European Environment Agency

http://www.eea.europa.eu/

 

The Global Development Research Centre: Urban Environmental Management

http://www.gdrc.org/uem/

 

Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives (ZERI)

http://zeri.org

 

Global Footprint Network

http://www.footprintnetwork.org/en/index.php/GFN/

 

The Natural Step

http://www.thenaturalstep.org/

 

Builders without Borders

http://www.builderswithoutborders.org

 

Biomimicry

http://www.biomimicry.org

 

 

 

 

Key Themes of the Course

Context

The need to engage in better problem definition through careful dialogue with all stakeholder groups and a proper recognition of context.

Perspectives

An ability to work with specialists from other disciplines and professional groups acknowledging that technical innovation and business skills also must be understood, nurtured and combined as precursors to the successful implementation of sustainable solutions

Change

An understanding of mechanisms for managing change in organisations so future engineers are equipped to play a leadership role.

Tools

An awareness of a range of assessment frameworks, sustainability metrics and methodologies such as Life Cycle Analysis, Systems Dynamics, Multi-Criteria Decision making and Impact Assessment.

 

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