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Examines the dynamic coupled interactions between global, social, political and human systems; the complex processes that can lead to change in these systems, and the effects on decisions concerning ecological, social, and economic imperatives. Explores leading-edge research and concepts of inter- and trans-disciplinarity as approaches to developing a sustainable global governance system by examining challenges that existing disciplines have or cannot address, as solutions are beyond any one sector, any one discipline or any one government to solve. These include endeavours to simultaneously understand phenomena and solve problems; the need for integrative sciences and integrated long-term planning and decision-making; frameworks such as the United Nations Sustainable Goals, the Anthropocene, as well as the latest reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services and their implications for sustainability management and decision makers. Corequisites: ENVR 662.