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John Joseph Puthenkalam

John Joseph Puthenkalam, Ph.D., S. J.

7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8554, Japan
Sophia University
Building No.2, Room 1129


Course Title: Environment and Development in Developing Countries

Course Description: Around 150 nations of the world are considered as developing economies. This course focuses on the various issues related with these countries, where the sustainability of the environment is challenged as economic development is pursued. Can we find a harmonization model of environment and development to overcome the existing problematic models of economic development? The concept of sustainable and human development is an intelligent response towards questions of our contemporary beings. Human well-being and sustainability should therefore be integrated in all areas of our studies. Consequently, let us try to design new harmonization models of development and environment where present generations can enjoy a decent standard of living while making sure that future generations also have a safe planet Earth to make their dwelling. This course would enable student to understand the problems as well as paths of solutions like UNSDGs that are open to developing countries.

Seminar1: Environment and Development

This seminar focusses on developing countries desire to be on the path of economic growth and development which results in environmental conflict. During the seminar classes, we analyze various economic growth and development theories to create new models as solutions for a harmonious path leading to sustainable development for all nations.

Seminar 11: Global Environmental Documents Study

This Seminar deals with the issues of environment and development of developing nations based on the international summits and documents. From the document of “Human Environment” of Stockholm Summit in 1972 to the “Paris Framework” of COP 21 in 2015, we delve deeply into each of the environmental document to have a deeper understanding of the impact they have on global environmental awareness that lead to policy-action agenda for future generations.