After completing the module students will be able to:

  • understand the principles of life cycle assessment (LCA) and appraise the potential and limitations of the method for their personal field of expertise/work
  • correctly plan and do an LCA using common LCA software tools
  • critically review and interpret LCA studies and results.

After completing the module, students will be able to:

• Work with the core principles of sustainable NRM

• carry out a stakeholder analysis, an institutional analysis and apply techniques of behaviour change

• Differentiate between approaches to NRM and relate them to policy interventions/governance measures

• Assess conflict potential over natural resources and devise ways of conflict mediation and dispute settlement (link between NRM and conflict management)

• Express their own opinion, debate with others and moderate discussions

After completing the module students will be able to:

  • relate issues of biodiversity to their specific fields of expertise
  • assess the impact of interventions in natural resource management on biodiversity
  • design effective measures for maintaining and enhancing biodiversity in their specific field of expertise.