Block 1 Climate Change
Week 1 Introduction to the science of climate change
Week 2 Climate change and natural resources system
Week 3 Human dimensions of climate change,
Week 4 Adaptation and Mitigation
Block 2 Global Environmental Issues
Week 5 Overpopulation and resource depletion
Week 6 Urbanisation
Pollution and waste generation
Block 3 Health, Nutrition and Environment
Week 7 Environment and health
Health and Sanitation
Week 8 Health Hazard
Week 9 Nutrition
Block 4 Threats
Week 10 Land Degradation
Week 11 DisastersWeek 12 Biopiracy
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Hoornweg, D., &Bhada-Tata, P. (2012). What a waste: a global review of solid waste management.
Mukherjee, T. (2020). Documentation and Protection of Traditional Knowledge. In Medicinal Plants: Biodiversity, Sustainable Utilization and Conservation (pp. 135-142). Springer, Singapore.
Pathak, B. (2015). Environmental Sanitation and Eradication of Scavenging in India. Motilal Banarsidass.
Selendy, J. M. (Ed.). (2019). Water and Sanitation-related Diseases and the Changing Environment: Challenges, Interventions, and Preventive Measures. John Wiley & Sons.
Dr. Deeksha Dave is working as Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, School of Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Studies, IGNOU. She is M.Sc. (Gold Medalist) and Ph.D. Environmental Sciences from M. L. Sukhadia University, Udaipur. She is also M.A. in Distance Education from IGNOU, New Delhi.
She has a rich experience of more than 15 years of teaching and research in Environmental Studies. She has authored several textbooks on Environmental Studies published by repute publishers. To her credit are several book chapters, research papers and articles in various journals and magazines. She has also participated and presented her research work in several national and international seminars and conferences. She was awarded for the Best Oral Presentation Award at the International Conference on Eco-friendly and Socially Responsible Economy and Equity: Issues and Challenges of 21st century for Emergent Sustainable Development amongst SAARC Countries organized by Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur and University of Mumbai, Mumbai in 2017. She is also the recipient of COL (Commonwealth Of Learning) fellowship for participation at 31st Conference on “Open University for Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education” held at Yogyakarta, Indonesia in 2017. She is invited as a speaker in various conferences, seminars and workshops. She is the life member of various Professional Bodies like National Environmental Science Academy and Society of Ethnobotanists.
At IGNOU, she is co-ordinating important programmes like Course on Population and Sustainable Development, Certificate in Solid Waste Management and M.Sc. Environmental Sciences. She is also associated with courses on Sustainability Science. Her area of research includes waste management, ecology and sustainability education.
Dr. Y.S.C. Khuman is Assistant Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Studies at IGNOU, New Delhi. His Ph.D. from University of Delhi is on fuel wood issues in mountain regions of India. His recent publication is on sustainability issues of fuel wood in Himalayan regions and North East India.. He is the Programme Coordinator, Post Graduate Diploma in Sustainability Science.
He got extensive training as a socio-ecologist in interdisciplinary research team at SES, JNU (2001-2005,Under Prof. Brij Gopal) and University of Delhi (2006-2011, Under Prof. K. S. Rao). During his doctoral research period (2008-2011), he has also worked under Prof. M S Swaminathan (Honorary Chair, Chair for Sustainable Development, IGNOU) as Senior Research Fellow. As a Senior Research Fellow in IGNOU, he took key responsibilities for developing different online academic programmes in the area of Sustainability Science. Academic programmes are: Appreciation Programme on Sustainability Science, Leadership Programme of Nutrition Security and Sustainable Development, Leadership Programme on Himalayan Ecosystem, Appreciation Programme on Sustainable Management of Wetlands etc.