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Sustainable Development with Environmental Justice

This freshman seminar will provide a clear knowledge of the grand challenge - sustainable development with environmental justice via the nexus approach. The specific objectives are (1) Discuss sustainable development with environmental justice and an interacting network. (2) Explain interrelationship among resource (especially water, food and energy – WFE) utilization, sustainable development, and environmental justice and equity. (3) Compare the currently used ‘solitary’ approach and the recently developed nexus approach – theoretical considerations, detection of (un)sustainability, natural and human-based pressures, governance practices and management issues. (4) Discuss application of the nexus approaches to achieve sustainable development with environmental justice. We hypothesize that a nexus approach promotes sustainable development with environmental justice via managing the interlinked resources, enhancing WFE security, increasing efficiency, reducing trade-offs, building synergies and improving governance across sectors.