Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEM STUDIES: MANAGEMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENTFMIF01
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. FMIF01 overlaps following cours/es: FMI065, FMIF05, FMIF10, FMIF15 and GEMF01. Compulsory for: I3. Course coordinator: Per Svenningsson, per.svenningsson@miljo.lth.se, Environmental and Energy Systems Studies. Recommended prerequisits: Minimum 90 higher education credits within the program. Assessment: A written examination. A project, written in groups of 4-5 students, is presented and discussed in seminars. Mandatory participation in seminars. Home page: http://www.miljo.lth.se.

Aim
Many students will reach positions as directors or as projects leaders in large companies, with activities or production on/for an international market. These positions entail a personal responsibility for, e.g., environmental issues. Under these circumstances, a pro-active perspective, the ability to consider different aspects in advance, is are extremely important.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Contents
Description of environmental problems of large geographic range and their consequences, both short- and long-term.

Limitation of resources related to the demands of modern industrialised society (non-renewable and renewable resources, etc.).

Critical appraisal of the concept of sustainable development. Introduction to a life cycle perspective on services and products.

Overview of environmental legislation in relation to the environmental issues: international conventions (e.g., the climate convention/Kyoto protocol) and how they relate to EU-wide and national legislation. Responsibility for the environment and health in companies.

Introduction to environmental economics and policy instruments within the field of environment and energy (economic, administrative etc.).

Methods used in trade and industry to meet the demands of legislation and the customers through the ISO 14000 standards: environmental management systems, environmental labelling, communication. life cycle assessment.

Literature
Ammenberg, J: Miljömanagement. Studentlitteratur, Lund 2004.
de Facto (last edition, annual report)
Home page of Naturvårdsverket (basics of environmental studies)
Additional literature.