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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 Sustainability and Development MasterTrack® Certificate, 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....



Dec 6, 2020

Really enjoyed this course! Great insight into addressing sustainability and learning about the SDG's. I believe it will help me greatly in my education and will help me live a more sustainable life.


Oct 27, 2020

a great course! not stressing just the right amount of difficulty. they give so many references, articles, and reading materials for students to learn more than what they discussed.


51 - Beyond the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Addressing Sustainability and Development 的 75 个评论(共 108 个)


May 5, 2020

A valuable coarse content regarding the sustainable development goals.

创建者 Pulugu M R

Aug 30, 2020

It is really helpful for me as it helped me to understand better

创建者 Gabriel A

Jun 28, 2020

Very informative and flexible to accommodate my schedule.

创建者 Marcus

Nov 29, 2021

A good introduction to sustainable development thought


Aug 2, 2020

A perfect course to start in this world of knowledge.

创建者 Ivy J N

Dec 5, 2020

Very interesting! Can make you change your mind set

创建者 Emre Y

Dec 17, 2020

Thanks. It is perfect course for everyone

创建者 Chukwudi C A

Dec 7, 2021

​Quite impressive and highly educational

创建者 Bernadette A

Aug 30, 2020

This course was very enjoyable to learn.

创建者 Susana H

Mar 2, 2022

Extremely important tools for anyone

创建者 Md. M I

Jul 5, 2020

That's an amazing course I have done

创建者 Parul C

Jun 28, 2021

Excellent course for Beginners


Jul 24, 2020

Very informative , Thank you.

创建者 Gabriel A F

Sep 16, 2021

it was a awesome experience

创建者 Marvin G

Nov 17, 2020

Very educative and relevant

创建者 Dr T K K

Jul 3, 2020

Very informative course

创建者 Erin K

Mar 6, 2021

I enjoyed this course.

创建者 Karampatos G

May 3, 2020

Excellent course !!!


Feb 15, 2021

Thank You Coursera!


Sep 26, 2020

good and intesting


Aug 6, 2021

Very informative!

创建者 tallapureddy a s v

Apr 26, 2020

Basics of society

创建者 Valentina R

Aug 30, 2021

Very interesting

创建者 Viviane G d A

Jun 29, 2020

Course Great!!!!

创建者 Sharmila P

Jun 8, 2020

very informative