Management of natural and energy resources

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After successfully completing this course, the students will be able to:

  • Know the general concepts and indicators that are used for managing the natural and energy resources including the concept of carrying capacity, ecological footprint and sustainability
  • To know the simple IPAT equation and its application on the quantification of the impacts of human activities on natural resources
  • Understand the Malthusian theory of population growth and the reasons why it has failed
  • Know the theory of the tragedy of the commons
  • recognize elements of the tragedy of the commons in various current problems of natural resources and to propose solutions based on this theory
  • know what is the circular economy (in contrast to the linear economy) and how it extends the classical sequence Reduce – Reuse – Recycle
  • Understand the problem of climate change
  • Understand the importance of renewable energy sources and know their exploitation technologies.
  • Be able to search for reliable scientific sources in Greek or in a foreign language such as English in a subject of their choice, study the sources and write a small essay, fully documented with references to sources.