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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 видео ((всего 3 мин.)), 8 материалов для самостоятельного изучения
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Welcome learners!10мин
Course organization10мин
Grading and logistics10мин
Acknowledgement10мин
FAQ - General topics10мин
FAQ- Time management10мин
FAQ - Quizzes and assignment10мин
FAQ - Certificate10мин
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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 видео ((всего 118 мин.)), 1 тест
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The challenges faced in nexus analysis17мин
Examples of “different” analyses of the nexus14мин
Basic concepts of metabolic analysis12мин
The bio-phsyical roots of metabolic patterns9мин
Too rich to be green12мин
The “intolerable” dependence on fossil fuel imports10мин
Circular economy, Bioeconomy and Zero-emissions14мин
Jevon’s paradox and the myth of resource efficiency as a solution for sustainability9мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Quiz 150мин
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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 видео ((всего 123 мин.)), 1 тест
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The fragility of numbers10мин
Handling the issue of scale15мин
Narratives vs. Storytelling12мин
The identity in Complex Systems11мин
The Concept of Holon16мин
Grammars: how to keep quantitative analysis semantically open10мин
Mosaic Effect: integrating quantitative analysis across different hierarchical levels17мин
The Sudoku Effect – how to handle impredicativity in quantitative analysis11мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Quiz 230мин
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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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An example of an integrated quantitative analysis of food metabolism: Ecuador13мин
What are qualities of the produced food that cannot be considered in qualitative analysis?18мин
Pre-industrial metabolic pattern18мин
Technological lock-in of agriculture11мин
The post harvest sector16мин
Feeding the cities12мин
The mission impossible of agriculture in modern times16мин
Multifunctional agriculture15мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Quiz 330мин
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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 видео ((всего 123 мин.)), 1 тест
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Exosomatic Metabolism11мин
EROI a critical appraisal14мин
Energy grammar13мин
Functional and structural components12мин
Quality of PES13мин
Energy efficiency for policy targets12мин
The problem with agro-biofuels13мин
Energiewende and the problem of intermittents9мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Quiz 420мин
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автор: 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

Guest researcher
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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