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Introduction

Welcome to our course on the sustainability of social-ecological systems! Before getting started, we suggest you take a couple of minutes to read the information about the course and about the platform as given below. ...
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1 个视频 (总计 3 分钟), 8 个阅读材料
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Welcome learners!10分钟
Course organization10分钟
Grading and logistics10分钟
Acknowledgement10分钟
FAQ - General topics10分钟
FAQ- Time management10分钟
FAQ - Quizzes and assignment10分钟
FAQ - Certificate10分钟
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完成时间为 3 小时

MODULE 1. Introducing the basic concepts

In this first week we will look at the nexus from a different perspective: What is the nexus? Why is it getting all this attention right now? Is it just a buzzword, or something more? We will start by explaining what the nexus means in terms of complexity and propose the basic concepts needed for a metabolic analysis of the nexus. It might take a while to get your head around these concepts, but they are essential to understand what comes next. Finally, we will give examples of “elephants in the room” in the sustainability discourse – to show you that mainstream narratives are not always right....
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9 个视频 (总计 118 分钟), 1 个测验
Video9 个视频
The challenges faced in nexus analysis17分钟
Examples of “different” analyses of the nexus14分钟
Basic concepts of metabolic analysis12分钟
The bio-phsyical roots of metabolic patterns9分钟
Too rich to be green12分钟
The “intolerable” dependence on fossil fuel imports10分钟
Circular economy, Bioeconomy and Zero-emissions14分钟
Jevon’s paradox and the myth of resource efficiency as a solution for sustainability9分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Quiz 150分钟
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MODULE 2. Acknowledging the poor quality of existing quantitative analyses

This week is all about narratives, framing and complexity. You will see how different narratives affect quantitative assessments, and why numbers aren’t always right. We will delve deeper into the theoretical basis of complex systems, and propose alternative ways of doing sustainability analysis, through the use of grammars. ...
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9 个视频 (总计 123 分钟), 1 个测验
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The fragility of numbers10分钟
Handling the issue of scale15分钟
Narratives vs. Storytelling12分钟
The identity in Complex Systems11分钟
The Concept of Holon16分钟
Grammars: how to keep quantitative analysis semantically open10分钟
Mosaic Effect: integrating quantitative analysis across different hierarchical levels17分钟
The Sudoku Effect – how to handle impredicativity in quantitative analysis11分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Quiz 230分钟
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完成时间为 3 小时

Module 3. The challenge of food accounting

Having introduced the basis of metabolic analysis and complex systems, we will now focus on the different elements of the nexus, starting with food. We will start by answering some seemingly basic questions: what do we mean by food, and how can it be accounted? Which qualities of food can and cannot be accounted for in terms of numbers? Practical examples will guide you along the way, and by the end of the week you will see why the current agricultural system is unsustainable to its core....
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9 个视频 (总计 137 分钟), 1 个测验
Video9 个视频
An example of an integrated quantitative analysis of food metabolism: Ecuador13分钟
What are qualities of the produced food that cannot be considered in qualitative analysis?18分钟
Pre-industrial metabolic pattern18分钟
Technological lock-in of agriculture11分钟
The post harvest sector16分钟
Feeding the cities12分钟
The mission impossible of agriculture in modern times16分钟
Multifunctional agriculture15分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Quiz 330分钟
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完成时间为 2 小时

Module 4. The challenge of energy accounting

This week we will look at energy. As we did for food, we will start by looking at the problems of energy accounting, and setting a framework to allow us to carry out energy analyses across levels and scales. You will see why energy accounting is one of the most problematic aspects of sustainability, and through the example of the Energiewende we will explore how this affects policy....
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9 个视频 (总计 123 分钟), 1 个测验
Video9 个视频
Exosomatic Metabolism11分钟
EROI a critical appraisal14分钟
Energy grammar13分钟
Functional and structural components12分钟
Quality of PES13分钟
Energy efficiency for policy targets12分钟
The problem with agro-biofuels13分钟
Energiewende and the problem of intermittents9分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Quiz 420分钟
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创建者 ALMar 31st 2018

Everybody should learn this !\n\nIt will change my way of looking at sustainability as promised by Prof. Giampietro.\n\nTHX

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Mario Giampietro

ICREA Research Professor
Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA)
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Andrea Saltelli

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Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA)
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Tarik Serrano

Post-Doc Researcher
Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA)

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