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Environmental Sustainability, Planning, and Policy Training

5 Day Training

Dates: 10 – 14 June 2024
Locations: Johannesburg, South Africa
Platform: Available In-Class / Online

Price: Available on request

This is a Non-accredited Course

Course Introduction

This course will elevate your understanding of ecological theory, concepts, and practice, enhancing your ability to influence and progress policy and planning solutions for various organizations. It caters to those looking to address global sustainability concerns through government, corporate, and regulatory frameworks.

 

What will I learn from this course?

As an introductory course to environmental and sustainability planning, it will acquaint you with fundamental principles essential for these fields. Topics such as ecological theory, geographical analysis, environmental economics, services, and energy planning will be explored. The course aims to provide an overview rather than an in-depth technical examination, facilitating a better understanding of the interconnections between various environmental issues.

Course Objectives

The Environmental Sustainability, Planning, and Policy Training is designed to enable participants to:

  • Grasp essential concepts and themes in sustainable planning.

  • Propose eco-friendly site designs.

  • Perform basic manipulations and computations with spatial data.

  • Identify planning tools addressing sustainability issues.

  • Recognize personal knowledge gaps in sustainable planning.

  • Analyse global sustainability concerns critically.

  • Gain insight into complex human-environment interactions.

  • Enhance critical thinking, discussion, and writing skills.

  • Review various planning approaches, including those with an environmental focus, collaboration, and enhancement.

  • Learn about Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for improving sustainability.

  • Forecast the trajectory of renewable energy and environmental conservation.

Personal Benefits

Participants will be able to:

  • Propose eco-friendly site designs.

  • Handle spatial data with ease.

  • Quantitatively evaluate environmental claims associated with products or policies.

  • Innovate designs for existing products or systems.

  • Assess the pros and cons of product/system redesigns.

  • Understand the limitations of one’s theories or interpretations.

  • Identify planning tools for sustainability.

  • Recognize gaps in sustainable planning knowledge.

  • Heighten risk awareness and improve risk identification and analysis skills.

  • Manage the implications of scope creep and quality failures in projects.

Who should attend?

This Environmental Sustainability, Planning, and Policy Training is suitable for:

  • Individuals keen on contemporary sustainability issues.

  • Those with a recognized academic qualification or professional certification in planning.

  • Professionals with relevant experience seeking to deepen their understanding of sustainability.

Technical courses

Training Methodology

Our diverse instructional approaches ensure effective learning:

– Lectures & Presentations: Engage with expert-driven, stimulating content.
– Course Material: Access well-crafted supporting resources.
– Group Work: Collaborate on discussions and case studies for practical insights.
– Workshops & Role-Play: Participate in immersive, scenario-based activities.
– Practical Application: Focus on applying theoretical knowledge in real situations.
– Post-Training Support: Receive extensive support after training for skill implementation.

Training Outline

Module 1: Sustainability Course Foundations

  • Understanding the concept and evolution of sustainability.

  • Principles of ecological planning.

  • The science underpinning sustainability.

Module 2: Ecology and Biodiversity

  • Examining the intersection of environment and humanity.

  • Time’s impact on the environment.

  • Global environmental challenges.

  • Regional ecosystems and populations.

Module 3: Human Civilization and Environment

  • Exploring environmental contexts.

  • Ecosystem management.

  • Conservation strategies.

Module 4: Spatial Environmental Planning

  • Land use planning fundamentals.

  • Urban planning for environmental objectives.

  • Housing and development with sustainability in mind.

  • Future planning considerations.

Module 5: Urban Biodiversity and Sustainable Practices

  • Promoting biodiversity in urban settings.

  • Principles and practices of sustainable living.

  • Creating liveable cities.

  • Approaches to waste management and recycling.

Module 6: Ecosystem Services and Economic Factors

  • Leadership roles in environmental sectors.

  • Addressing climate change.

  • Strategies for water resource planning.

Module 7: Advanced Environmental Planning Science

  • Environmental data analysis.

  • Practical applications in environmental management and sustainability.

Module 8: Communication of Ecological Concepts

  • Conservation of natural habitats.

  • Interrelationships between nature, environment, and society.

  • Utilizing Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Module 9: Engaging in Sustainability Transformation

  • Third-party investigations.

  • Addressing global environmental issues.

  • Ethical considerations in sustainability professions.

  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies.

Module 10: Leading Sustainability Initiatives

  • Environmental governance and democratic processes.

  • Biological conservation methods.

  • Advanced geospatial analytics.

  • Marine policy development and management.

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