Systems are everywhere. They are often complex because of the vast number of interrelationships and amongst and between different connected systems. Living systems have an added layer of complexity because they tend to evolve by adapting to external stimuli over time.
Many of the challenges we face as a society arise from the way our social and industrial systems currently operate. In many cases we may need to re-think the way entire industries operate, or re-conceive community governance structures if we are to design a way forward that is consistent with a sustainable and thriving future for our society.
In this learning pathway you will:
- Be introduced to the concept of systems thinking, and why this approach so critical to tackling issues of sustainability in an effective and meaningful way.
- Be introduced to the Natural Step’s Five Level Framework for an effective and strategic approach to sustainable development.