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Johns Hopkins University (JHU)

, USA

http://www.jhu.edu

Global Environmental Change and Sustainability

Specialzation:

Department:
Department ofEarth and Planetary Sciences
Degree Type:
Bachelors
Website:
http://eps.jhu.edu/gecs/
Language:
English
Description:

The interdisciplinary, interdepartmental GECS major and minor introduce students to both the science of the Earth and its living and nonliving systems and how humans interact with Earth and its natural systems. GECS is also solution-focused on how humans can use powerful tools, such as policy and communication to help those systems. The goals are to advance awareness of the magnitude and consequences of these issues and to train the next generation of problem-solvers to address the effects of global environmental change. Students' backgrounds are typically specialized within traditional disciplines; a primary purpose of this major is to develop the ability of students to venture beyond the confines of those disciplines. Students will be exposed to theory, research, and the practical applications of both throughout their coursework.

Keywords:
climate,environmental health,policy,ecology,biostatistics,international development

Global Environmental Sustainability & Health

Specialzation:

Department:
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Degree Type:
Masters
Website:
http://www.jhsph.edu/academics/degree-programs/master-of-public-health/curriculum/Concentrations/global_environmental_sustainability.html
Language:
English
Description:

There is little doubt that challenges to environmental sustainability are among the most difficult that humanity has ever faced and these will shape all aspects of human endeavor in the decades to come. The MPH concentration in Global Environmental Sustainability and Health provides students with an understanding of how human consumption and standards of living have exceeded the carrying capacity of the earth; how, as a result, the environmental resources upon which we depend have been severely compromised; and how this affects the health of individuals, communities, and the global population. Specifically, students will learn how land use (including patterns of suburban sprawl), transportation patterns and systems, energy use, food production and distribution, water use, and population growth contribute to climate change, ecosystem degradation, and species extinctions and biodiversity losses, and how these, in turn, threaten human health on local, regional, and global scales.The goal of this concentration is to provide students with the necessary knowledge about the drivers of global environmental change and the consequences for health. In addition, students will gain necessary skills to develop appropriate responses to these challenges for global environmental sustainability through qualitative research methods and behavioral change interventions.

Keywords:
global change,land,energy,food,water,population,public health,diseases,health ecology

Johns Hopkins Sustainability

Website:
http://www.sustainability.jhu.edu/index.html
Description:

The International Sustainable Campus Network

Website:
http://www.international-sustainable-campus-network.org/
Area / Region:
Global 
Description:

The International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) provides a global forum to support leading colleges, universities, and corporate campuses in the exchange of information, ideas, and best practices for achieving sustainable campus operations and integrating sustainability in research and teaching.The ISCN is an initiative which is graciously supported and directed by ?cole Polytechnique F?d?rale de Lausanne (EPFL) and The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich).  

Activities:
The mission of the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) is to provide a global forum to support leading colleges, universities, and corporate campuses in the exchange of information, ideas, and best practices for achieving sustainable campus operations and integrating sustainability in research and teaching. 
Members:

Brown University, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham University, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Georgetown University, Harvard University, Indian Institutes of Technology, Madras, INSEAD The Business School for the World, Johns Hopkins University, Keio University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, National University of Singapore, Peking University, Politecnico di Milano, Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, Stanford University, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, University of British Columbia, University of Tokyo, Tsinghua University, Universidad Internacional del Ecuador, University of Cape Town, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, University of Hong Kong, , University of Melbourne, University of Oregon, University of Pennsylvania, University of Western Australia, Yale University 



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