This unit takes you on a wide-ranging journey through the many aspects of sustainability and explores ways to tackle a sustainable future positively. We will look briefly at issues such as ecological footprinting, globalisation, recycling, food production, fishing, waste heat, nature and culture.
This unit is drawn from the Open University course Author(s):
An introduction to energy resources
Energy resources are essential for any society, be it one dependent on subsistence farming or an industrialised country. There are many different sources of energy, some well-known such as coal or petroleum, others less so, such as tides or the heat inside the Earth. Is nuclear power a salvation or a nightmare? This unit provides background information to each resource, so that you can assess them for yourself.
With one-third of Aotearoa New Zealand in public conservation, what visions and challenges exist for its future development and management? On Friday 10th July, the University of Otago Research Cluster for Natural Resources Law tackled these issues head-on at a significant symposium entitled The Future of Public Conservation Lands and Waters.