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Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

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1 vídeo (Total 3 mín.), 8 leituras
8 leituras
Welcome learners!10min
Course organization10min
Grading and logistics10min
FAQ - General topics10min
FAQ- Time management10min
FAQ - Quizzes and assignment10min
FAQ - Certificate10min
3 horas para concluir

Module 1. Introducing the basic concepts

9 vídeos (Total 118 mín.), 1 teste
9 videos
The challenges faced in nexus analysis17min
Examples of “different” analyses of the nexus14min
Basic concepts of metabolic analysis12min
The bio-phsyical roots of metabolic patterns9min
Too rich to be green12min
The “intolerable” dependence on fossil fuel imports10min
Circular economy, Bioeconomy and Zero-emissions14min
Jevon’s paradox and the myth of resource efficiency as a solution for sustainability9min
1 exercício prático
Quiz 150min
3 horas para concluir

Module 2. Acknowledging the poor quality of existing quantitative analyses

9 vídeos (Total 123 mín.), 1 teste
9 videos
The fragility of numbers10min
Handling the issue of scale15min
Narratives vs. Storytelling12min
The identity in Complex Systems11min
The Concept of Holon16min
Grammars: how to keep quantitative analysis semantically open10min
Mosaic Effect: integrating quantitative analysis across different hierarchical levels17min
The Sudoku Effect – how to handle impredicativity in quantitative analysis11min
1 exercício prático
Quiz 230min
3 horas para concluir

Module 3. The challenge of food accounting

9 vídeos (Total 137 mín.), 1 teste
9 videos
An example of an integrated quantitative analysis of food metabolism: Ecuador13min
What are qualities of the produced food that cannot be considered in qualitative analysis?18min
Pre-industrial metabolic pattern18min
Technological lock-in of agriculture11min
The post harvest sector16min
Feeding the cities12min
The mission impossible of agriculture in modern times16min
Multifunctional agriculture15min
1 exercício prático
Quiz 330min
2 horas para concluir

Module 4. The challenge of energy accounting

9 vídeos (Total 123 mín.), 1 teste
9 videos
Exosomatic Metabolism11min
EROI a critical appraisal14min
Energy grammar13min
Functional and structural components12min
Quality of PES13min
Energy efficiency for policy targets12min
The problem with agro-biofuels13min
Energiewende and the problem of intermittents9min
1 exercício prático
Quiz 420min
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Principais avaliações do Sustainability of Social-Ecological Systems: the Nexus between Water, Energy and Food

por ADDec 12th 2019

Wonderful course about us and the environment! If you are a data loving philosopher this will be your dream (as it was for me) :) - Would love to get more lectures from this courses' teachers!

por ALMar 31st 2018

Everybody should learn this !\n\nIt will change my way of looking at sustainability as promised by Prof. Giampietro.\n\nTHX



Mario Giampietro

ICREA Research Professor
Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA)

Andrea Saltelli

Guest researcher
Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA)

Tarik Serrano

Post-Doc Researcher
Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA)

Sobre Universidade Autônoma de Barcelona

The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is a public university located in the metropolitan area of Barcelona. International in its outlook, it is fully consolidated within its local surroundings, and offers quality education in close association with research activity, the transfer of scientific, technological, cultural and educational knowledge, the promotion of its human potential and the responsible management of available resources. The UAB currently offers 81 degrees, 130 official Master Programmes and 183 UAB-specific Masters Degrees. In addition, it offers 174 lifelong learning programmes and 65 PhD Programmes, 27 of which have been distinguished through Quality Awards. The UAB has a total of over 3,500 teaching and research staff, over 2,000 administrative staff and over 40,000 students....

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  • The course is directed toward upper-division undergraduate and graduate students from a wide variety of disciplines (environmental sciences, engineering, agricultural sciences, social sciences) as well as professionals (NGOs, think tanks) and policy makers concerned with sustainable development in both developed and developing countries.

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