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Systems thinking: Understanding sustainability

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In the increasingly complex world of change and uncertainty, particularly in the context of climate change, the notion of sustainability is often raised as the key issue for decision making in the 21st Century. But 'sustainability' is itself a contentious term and often used in misguided ways, depending on the context of use. This unit introduces ways in which systems thinking can help support processes of decision making among stakeholders with different, often contrasting, perspectives on sustainable development in order to generate purposeful action to improve situations of change and uncertainty. You will be encouraged to engage with the concept of sustainable development, and discover and contextualise your own sustainable development beliefs and values.

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Open University, Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK7 6AA, United Kingdom

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Open University, Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK7 6AA, United Kingdom

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en-GB

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http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/T306_3

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