Education for sustainable development

Education for sustainable development

Objective

Initiatives

  • LSE academics conduct world-leading research in environmental and sustainability issues, including climate change, urban sustainability, environmental law, and more.  Read research case studies in our Annual Sustainability Reports and on departmental web pages.
  • The LSE100 module is taken by all LSE undergraduates, and provides critical insight into the key global issues of our age, including multiple sustainability issues. Graduate students can attend LSE400 lectures.
  • In the 2013/14 academic year an evaluation carried out by the Estates Division found that LSE had 223 modules which feature some areas of environmental or social sustainability. This accounted for 20% of all modules. This evaluation will be repeated for the 2015/16 academic year.
  • As part of staff and student environmental engagement scheme Green Impact, in 2013 the Mathematics Department incorporated environmental topics into assignments in their undergraduate curriculum. Other departments are working to implement similar schemes in their taught courses.
  • Staff and students can receive training on several areas of sustainability, including waste and how to reduce their carbon footprint.
  • There is an opportunity for staff and students to receive IEMA approved environmental auditing training within the Green Impact programme.
  • The LSE public lectures programme features world-renowned speakers on environmental and social issues each year.  For forthcoming events, and to download podcasts of previous public lectures, click here.