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[B Area] Sustainable Development and Society II

Course Objective

In order to achieve the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (UN Sustainable Development Goals) and the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) resolution of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26), the Earth’s temperature rise will be controlled under the premise of 1.5°C. This semester will discuss in-depth, from bottom to top, including how civic groups, companies, and governments can work together to change corporate ecology and corporate culture to practice various technologies such as carbon reduction, green energy development, and carbon neutrality. The courses will be conducted with thematic case studies, providing practical possibilities for change, and prompting students to think about how to achieve sustainable development goals for their professional abilities. The progress of science and technology should improve the well-being of human society. This course conveys humanistic care and social thinking to the students and cultivates a comprehensive sustainable consciousness. It aims to cultivate global scientific and technological sojourners with a humanistic and sustainable spirit.

Outline of Course

Week 1 Course introduction and review of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the key reminders of the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Unit One: Reduce the consumption of earth resources from beginning: the circular economy
Week 2 Linear economy: Begin with “The story of stuff”
Week 3 The concept of the circular Economy
Week 4 Application of the circular economy Case study: IKEA and The Body Shop
Week 5 Application of the circular economy: What can 24 million pig manure do?
Week 6 Application of the circular economy: From Every drop matters Case study: Precision Agriculture-Israel's Precision Drip Irrigation Technology
Week 7 Application of the circular economy: Start from ourselves Case Study: USA’s Whole Food Market and Conscious Capitalism Avocation
Week 8 Voting with Cash-Responsible consumption movement
Week 9 Mid-term Test

Unit Two: Carbon Tax and Green Energy
Week 10 Carbon credits vs. Carbon pricing
Week 11 Without carbon tax levy, “Net zero” is just a slogan
Week 12 The rich can happily emit? Case study: Begin with The Climate Casino
Week 13 Can people with deep pockets exhaust their carbs?
Week 14 What's so great about Carbon Clean 200
Week 15 Enterprises Announce Carbon Neutrality and RE10x10
Week 16 Renewable Energy and Tourism
Week 17 Final Report
Week 18 Final Report

Course Code: TCG121302

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#GE Type: B

#NTUST General Education Course

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