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We’re excited you’re here! This course, “Beyond the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Addressing Sustainability and Development,” is the first course in the upcoming Sustainability and Development MasterTrack Certificate program (Fall 2020), but you can also take this course as a stand-alone learning opportunity. Sustainability and development pose unprecedented challenges as human societies grow and seek to ensure future wellbeing and prosperity. In this course, we’ll focus on addressing the twin challenges of sustainability and development with actionable knowledge for innovating solutions to the world’s most pressing problems like climate change, poverty and inequality, and biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation. Rather than sustainability being a qualifier for development (e.g. sustainable development), we conceptualize Sustainability and Development as co-equal fields of inquiry and action that seek to build bridges between the natural, social and applied sciences and the humanities. When sustainability and development are placed on an equal footing, it requires us to think more explicitly about the trade-offs, co-benefits and synergies between them, which we will be exploring in depth in each week. Throughout the course, you will be introduced to the theoretical currents in Sustainability and Development, and will garner an in-depth understanding of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We will also consider the methods and skills necessary for designing innovative solutions to sustainability and development problems through the emerging field of Sustainability Science. In this course, we will explore three of the most pressing challenges undergirding the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) including climate change, poverty and inequality, and ecosystem degradation and biodiversity loss, with case studies to guide and challenge our thinking. In the final week of the course, we will discuss the trade-offs, co-benefits and synergies between these challenges, especially as they relate to designing innovative solutions for achieving our sustainability and development goals. By the end of this course, you will be able to: 1. Understand and explain the world’s most pressing problems with a specific focus on poverty & inequality, ecosystem degradation and biodiversity loss, and climate change. 2. Critically analyze the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their relationship to the world’s most pressing problems. 3. Use frameworks and evidence necessary to develop solutions. 4. Assess relevant solutions that would help realize the SDGs and at the same time solve the pressing problems. 5. Apply skills learned to implement solutions....



May 30, 2020

This course is insightful and eye-opening. I certainly found it useful and would not hesitate to recommend anyone with interest in sustainability or development to attend.


Jul 16, 2020

Excellent course for everybody!! You can gain great knowledge about SDGs and modern day world's real problems and how to face them globally. Cheers!!!!


26 - Beyond the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Addressing Sustainability and Development 的 46 个评论(共 46 个)

创建者 Dr T K K

Jul 04, 2020

Very informative course

创建者 Karampatos G

May 03, 2020

Excellent course !!!

创建者 tallapureddy a s v

Apr 26, 2020

Basics of society

创建者 Viviane G d A

Jun 29, 2020

Course Great!!!!

创建者 Sharmila

Jun 08, 2020

very informative

创建者 Akash S P

May 22, 2020

Excellent Course

创建者 Lekshmi A

May 20, 2020

Excellent course

创建者 MD. A H

May 22, 2020

Great course

创建者 Amanda F H

Jul 23, 2020

thank you.

创建者 Kristine A D

Jul 17, 2020

Thank you!

创建者 sivaguru m

Jul 17, 2020


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创建者 Meredith S

Jun 06, 2020

Some of the courses were a little vaguer than I expected and the video quality and preparation could have been better for certain professors - also the translation is not totally accurate so you have be conscious when reading the transcripts. Overall this is a good introduction to sustainability and development.


May 30, 2020

Good course . The SDG's are must learn for every person. It teaches you to think beyond the usual and act more sensitively towards the development of the society.

创建者 Hemendrakumar G J

Jun 18, 2020

Evaluation exams needs to be more competitive and use of different questions when person opt for retest.

创建者 JESS Y

Jun 05, 2020

Simple concepts. Loved the last lecture - with examples on co-benefits. Could improve on sound quality.


May 22, 2020

good course to understand the situation towards sustainabilty

创建者 Gayatri C

Jun 07, 2020

Helpful for anyone wanting to learn more about the SDGs.

创建者 Anand N P

May 02, 2020

Excellent Subject & Excellent teaching

创建者 Nisadur R

May 08, 2020

Its a unbelieveable journey.