Ressources, energy, climate, societies

Lecturer(s): Pietro SALIZZONI, Jean-Pierre CLOAREC, Mathieu CREYSSELS
Course ⋅ 16 hStudy ⋅ 12 h


The objective of this course is to provide basic knowledge to enable students to understand 1) the distribution, availability and exploitation of natural resources, and the impact of the use of natural resources on the biosphere and the quality of life; 2) a basic culture and examples of tools and methods on energy & climate issues

Palabras clave

Natural resources, environment, climate, energy, economic growth


Lectures 1- Historical perspective on resources, energy and climate issues (Pietro Salizzoni) 2- Mitigation of climate change impacts (Jean-Pierre Cloarec) 3- Energy and natural resources (Mathieu Creyssels) 4- Renewable energy: legislative aspects (Isabelle Michalet, Lyon 3) 5- Current natural resources and conflicts (Alberto Christina, Doctors Without Borders)

BE 3 BE sessions: Energy – Climate negotiation simulations (Jean-Pierre Cloarec)

Learning Outcomes

  • Familiarize with the major classes of natural resources and their distribution on Earth
  • Be aware of the impact of resource development on the environment and society
  • Develop a basic understanding of the links between resource development and the growth or collapse of society.
  • Become familiar with the complexity of solutions to climate issues and their social and economic acceptance.


Mark = 50% knowledge + 50% know-how Knowledge mark = 100% terminal exam Know-how mark = 100% terminal exam