Online course: Pathways to Sustainability

This free online course gives you an introduction to the STEPS Centre’s core conceptual approach, the Pathways Approach to sustainability. The course covers theories, methodologies and practical examples.

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How to use this course

The course builds on the Summer School on Pathways to Sustainability run annually by the STEPS Centre at the University of Sussex. There is no fee or time-limit on this course, and you are welcome to study it at your own pace or use it as an aid to teaching.

Watch a short introduction to the course from STEPS Centre Co-Director, Professor Ian Scoones.


1: The Pathways Approach
2: Uncertainty
3: Policy processes
4: Tech & innovation
5: Resource politics
6: Methods