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5611321: FU_Sustainable World: a climate for change - Liechtenstein as global laboratory for innovation

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Semester:WS 23/24
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:30.0 L / 22.5 h
Self-directed study time:67.5 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Bachelor's degree programme in Business Administration (01.09.2012)
Cross faculty elective subjects (01.09.2014)
Master's degree programme in Finance (01.09.2015)
Master's degree programme in Information Systems (01.09.2019)
Bachelor's degree programme in Architecture (01.09.2019)
Master's degree programme in Architecture (01.09.2019)
Master's degree programme in Entrepreneurship and Management (01.09.2020)
Master's degree programme in Finance (01.09.2020)
Bachelor's degree programme in Business Administration (01.09.2021)


From the very roots of sustainable development to the dramatic dynamics of rapid climate shifts; from 100% renewable energy supply to organic agriculture; from circular economy to responsible finance; and from the means and modes of philanthropy to regenerative infrastructure: the world-wide seeds of change are all present right here in Liechtenstein.

Professor Droege's survey of the topic, course and workshops provides the fundamentals of sustainability and sustainable development, supplies key tools of critical evaluation and strategic planning frames - and challenges your personal positioning and our collective civic engagement. It separates superficial green postures from deep transformational practice, and creates a transdiscipinary blueprint for concrete agendas and self-sustaining economies informed by natural values and long-term investment.

Sustainable World: a climate for change will travel through a thorough introduction, understand the policy landscapes; review the planning world; explore local and regional environmental settings; investigate sustainable finance; understand principles of organic agriculture; study the building sector's contribution; follow the water trail; explore the role of local government in resilience building; pursues the business and foundations community in advancing notions of resilience; and concludes with sessions of imaginative sense-making, creative positioning and articulate, persuasive presentation.

Lecture Goals

To achieve a deep and critical understanding of sustainable development, and the analytical tools needed to assess, evaluate, analyse, optimize, and select in organizational, institutional, societal and communal settings.
Critical thinking, methodical development, argumentation, visualization, synthetic planning

Learning Outcomes

see Lehrziele


Lectures Method

Some changes and variations between field visits and in-class sessions may occur.


IPCC. 2022. Mitigation of Climate Change. Working Group III Report.
Meadows D.H., Meadows D.L., Randers J., Behrens III W.W. 1972. The Limits to Growth. A Report for The Club of Rome's Project on the Predicament of Mankind. Universe Books.

Recommended literature:
Droege, P. 2021. Beyond the deal: Towards the renewable city. In: Abdullah, H. Towards a European Green Deal with Cities - the urban dimension of the European Sustainable Growth Strategy. Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB). https://www.cidob.org/en/publications/publication_series/monographs/monographs/towards_a_european_green_deal_with_cities_the_urban_dimension_of_the_eu_s_sustainable_growth_strategy

Detailed and specific reading assignments and references will be provided in class.

Exam Modalities

see Beurteilung



Parts of assessment:
A: participating presence 30%
B: home assignment 40%
C: final presentation 30%

Mandatory presence min. 80%


cross-faculty course:
Rules for registration: www.uni.li/cross-faculty


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