The global crisis of biodiversity, climate change and events such as the global quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the respite it provided for nature are just some of the examples that have shown that the paradigm of human development of the last 2 centuries has a negative impact on the planet.
It is, for this reason, that today there is a need to propose another model for society aimed at a more sustainable environmental, economic and social relationship , one that allows us to advance in the current level of development and quality of life without compromising our future or that of future generations.
However, to carry out this transition to sustainability, it is essential to have experts who are capable of leading commitments, ensuring their fulfillment and evaluating the progress that is being made.
If you want to be one of these professionals, keep reading because here we will tell you how.
WHAT IS ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY?
Environmental sustainability (also known as sustainable development) could be defined as the balance point between the conservation and protection of the environment and the impact that all the actions we carry out to satisfy our economic and social needs have on it , trying to Let this be the minimum possible.
In addition to the fact that this harmonious relationship between nature and human being is prolonged in time, it is lasting , environmental sustainability places emphasis on the following aspects to achieve sustainable growth:
- Consume energy and products responsibly.
- Optimize the management of resources and materials.
- Promote the use of renewable energies (solar, wind, biomass, etc.).
- Take advantage of the waste generated and give it a new use through recycling techniques.
- Implement environmental legislation or regulations from the Administration.
- Invest in science, technology and innovation applied to the environment.
- Execute environmental management systems in companies.
WHY TRAIN IN THIS AREA?
Society increasingly advocates for ecological, sustainable and responsible consumption. Companies know this and, therefore, are beginning to consider caring for the environment a priority when producing their products and offering their services, and taking an interest in the subject.
Being sustainable is a must for any company that currently does not want to be left out of the market , no matter its size or the sector to which it belongs. And this is the main reason why, for this decade and the following, not only larger budgets are expected in order to achieve sustainable growth and development, but also the creation of emerging jobs in fields related to the environment and the sustainability.
In relation to the latter, companies will require new environmental leaders with a broad vision to address the coming challenges in nature conservation, the transition of the energy sector towards renewables, expert advice on a policy with greater weight of the environment environment on its agenda and the role of new technologies.
To this end, the Degree in Environment and Sustainability at the European University represents a breakthrough in this line. Its multidisciplinary approach , based on the OneHealth concept (unifying environmental, animal and human health), with a great weight of hours of practices and subjects that cover a wide spectrum of areas , make it a new degree that seeks the employability of its graduates , training experts who know how to respond to the needs of the 21st century.
Even so, this is not the only option that you will find in our academic offer. If you are interested in practicing one of these emerging “green” professions, take a look at our catalog of degrees because there are several areas of knowledge through which you can access this job market: