Global Environment Issues

7.5 credits

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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.


Roughly 15 minutes with a bike from the city centre, you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. It is like a small society with the university, student accommodation, and student life. Here you become part of a creative knowledge environment.

What will you come across on an excursion in Växjö – the city of contrasts? You will find good restaurants, a celebrated hockey team, and cozy cafés where you can enjoy a latte with lingonberry flavour. In Växjö, beautiful nature is always just around the corner; the city is surrounded by lakes and forests. Students like the combination of the city centre and the active student life on campus. Your dream of the future starts here!

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