Department of Economic History

Lund University School of Economics and Management

Transformations towards sustainability

PhD course (7.5 ECTS) at Lund University, autumn 2020


The course is taught under the Agenda 2030 Graduate School. It is the result of a collaboration between the School of Economics and Management, the School of Engineering and LUCSUS.

The course revolves around the system transformations needed to achieve SDG12 on sustainable consumption and production in a globalized world and it covers different levels of analysis from individuals and organizations; industries, whole economies and global systems. Illustrations will come from a variety of areas like food production and consumption, energy or mobility, from both the Global North and the Global South.

Course code and name: EEH029F Transformations towards sustainability: Responsible consumption and production

Time: 2 November 2020 to 17 January 2021

The course is open to PhD students from all faculties. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of available places in the course, students from the Agenda 2030 Graduate School will be given priority.

Last day to apply: 1 October

Send application to: Charlina Lunvald,

Location: The course is held at the School of Economics and Management and online.

Teaching: The course is structured around the following five modules:

  1. Conceptual foundations - Introduction to the course
  2. Micro perspective – Responsible consumers and producers
  3. Meso perspective – Responsible industries, cities and communities
  4. Macro perspective – Responsible consumption and production in a globalized world
  5. Workshop with paper presentations

Course syllabus

Literature: under construction

Course schedule and examination