ENV310H5 • Sustainability


The United Nations Commission on Environment and Development popularized the term sustainable development in its 1987 report, Our Common Future. How far have we come since then, as a global community, in implementing sustainability as a model for development? In this course we will examine the history, measurement, and present-day models and applications of sustainability and sustainable development in both the public and private spheres. Sustainability is an integrative concept that addresses social, cultural, political, and economic factors within the constraints of the biophysical environment.

9 credits including ENV100Y5 and ENV201H5
Distribution Requirement
Social Science
Total Instructional Hours
Mode of Delivery
In Class
Program Area
Environmental Management
Environmental Science