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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....

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6 de dez de 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.


27 de out de 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.

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26 de out de 2022


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por Eiko S

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por Sanket S

12 de nov de 2022


por Олександра О С

25 de jun de 2022

por Meredith S

6 de jun de 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.

por Andrew

2 de nov de 2021

Such a top-notch quality content as well as learning materials are effective to some extent. In particular, sustainability science and climate change sections greatly brings to provide primary knowledge and better understanding of contemporary development issues critically. Worth joining the course!


30 de mai de 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.

por Brian W

21 de out de 2020

Very informative high level overview course that goes deep enough into key topics to make the theory quite practical.

por hemendra j

18 de jun de 2020

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

por JESS Y

5 de jun de 2020

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

por Li C

25 de mai de 2021

It is a good course to introduce SDGs, however, I feel course material is quite light...

por Ashika K

21 de ago de 2020

This course is very benefical , simple and easy to understand .


22 de mai de 2020

good course to understand the situation towards sustainabilty

por Gayatri C

7 de jun de 2020

Helpful for anyone wanting to learn more about the SDGs.

por Jamal A

13 de jan de 2022

Great Course but i cannot view my certificate

por Anand N P

2 de mai de 2020

Excellent Subject & Excellent teaching

por Nisadur R

8 de mai de 2020

Its a unbelieveable journey.

por Abhishek K

11 de out de 2020

Very knowledgeable course

por Assoh F G

26 de mar de 2021

j'ai beaucoup apprécié

por Amanda A A

1 de set de 2021

amazing learnt a lot