Global Environment Issues

7.5 credits

Human population and consumption increased at an unprecedented pace during the last two centuries. This led both to the extension of “traditional” environmental problems (deforestation, field salinization, organic pollutant concentration, etc.) and to the birth of a new class of global environmental issues (climate change, ozone layer depletion, biodiversity loss, etc.).

This module aims at creating a better understanding of current environmental issues and of their causes. Environmental problems are analyzed using the social dilemma concept, and the possible solutions are presented and discussed. More generally, the module will introduce and discuss the relation between the growth of the population and the economy and environmental sustainability using a global perspective.


Linnaeus University’s campus is located roughly 15 minutes with bicycle from the city centre. Campus is like a small society in its own right, with the university, student accommodation and student life all in one place. Everything happens on campus – here you become part of a creative knowledge environment and an eventful student life.

What will you find when exploring Växjö? There is a great selection of restaurants and cosy cafés. There is a large lake in the city centre, beautiful nature is always nearby. Many students enjoy the combination of the city centre in Växjö and life on campus. This is where your dream of the future begins!