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MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

global challenges, engineering solutions

Studying at Cambridge

 

Useful Web sites

  •  united Nations Commission on Sustainable Development
  •   http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev
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  • Worldwatch Institute
  •   http://www.worldwatch.org/
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  • The Centre for Sustainable Design
  •   http://cfsd.org.uk/
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  • The International Institute for Sustainable Development
  •   http://www.iisd.ca/
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  • Forum for the Future
  •   https://www.forumforthefuture.org/
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  • Rocky Mountain Institute
  •   http://www.rmi.org
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  • Responsible Business
  •   http://www.bitc.org.uk/
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  • Global Reporting Initiative: A common framework for sustainability reporting
  •   http://www.globalreporting.org/
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  • European Environment Agency
  •   http://www.eea.europa.eu/
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  • The Global Development Research Centre: Urban Environmental Management
  •   http://www.gdrc.org/uem/
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  • Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives (ZERI)
  •   http://zeri.org
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  • Global Footprint Network
  •   http://www.footprintnetwork.org/en/index.php/GFN/
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  • The Natural Step
  •   https://thenaturalstep.org/
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  • Builders without Borders
  •   http://www.builderswithoutborders.org
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  • Biomimicry
  •   http://www.biomimicry.org
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  • Global Goals 2030
  •   http://www.oneworld.net/#
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  • World Association for Sustainable Development
  •   http://www.wasd.org.uk/links/
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  • Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS)
  •   http://comsats.org/
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  • The Planet Earth Institute
  •    http://planetearthinstitute.org.uk/
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  • Office  for National Statistics Sustainable Development Goals
  •   https://www.ons.gov.uk/aboutus/whatwedo/programmesandprojects/sustainabledevelopmentgoals
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  • WHO Health Environment and Sustainable Development
  •   http://www.who.int/sustainable-development/en/
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  • UNESCO Sustainable Development
  •   http://portal.unesco.org/en/ev.php-URL_ID=1071&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html

Key Themes of the Course

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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.