The track brings together the fields of physical geography, hydrology, landscape ecology, mathematics, physics, and chemistry. You will study changes in land use, the dispersal of substances in water, soil, and air and their impact on ecosystems, biodiversity and remediation options.
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Please note that some track courses build on specific foreknowledge, notably concerning mathematics and systems analysis consult the Study Guide for current students for more information. Earth System Governance is a multidisciplinary social science track that deals with environmental issues and environmental policy. The track integrates knowledge from the fields of policy science, sociology, human geography, planning, economics and law.
You will study the strategies governments, businesses and civil society develop and implement in their quest for sustainable development.
Good governance means the ability to create organisational, procedural and moral frameworks that have a positive impact on issues of sustainability related to climate change, production and consumption, biodiversity, water, and the urban environment. International Development is a multidisciplinary social science track that focuses on how the need for improved living conditions for growing populations in the Global South can be reconciled with the need to preserve natural resources. This track combines practical experience, such as fieldwork and empirical research, with insights and concepts derived from sociology, geography, anthropology and environmental studies.
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