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The Sustainable Development Goals – A global, transdisciplinary vision for the future

In 2015, the UN launched the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Adopted by 193 member states, the goals represent an important international step in setting humanity on a trajectory towards sustainable development. Within this course, you will get a historical overview of how sustainability has been understood, as well as a thorough introduction to the SDGs – what they are, how progress can be measured, and how the SDGs are relevant for the management of the global systems supporting humanity. The course will examine how various societal actors are responding to and implementing the SDGs. While all of the SDGs are essential to sustainable development, SDG 13, Climate Action, is usually perceived as the most urgent in terms of the need for a swift implementation on a global scale. Therefore, particular focus is given to this SDG. Through the course, you will gain up-to-date knowledge of the current understanding of human impacts on the Earth at the planetary level. Progress towards establishing global management of human interactions with the climate system within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is also discussed. The course is designed and taught by Professor Katherine Richardson, who is a member of the 15-person panel appointed by the UN General Secretary in 2016 to write the 2019 Global Sustainable Development Report. In each lecture, Katherine interviews experts who provide insights relevant to the topic at hand.

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Rating 4.7 based on 19 ratings
Length 4 weeks
Effort 3 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
Starts Feb 25 (tomorrow)
Cost $49
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Instructor Katherine Richardson
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Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Science
Tags Social Sciences Life Sciences Biology Governance And Society Basic Science

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This is a well structured course, it has given me the best understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals, and as a Development Studies PhD student, I fully subscribe to the SDGs and following closely on its progress and achievements especially in my country Kenya.

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Adjunct Faculty, Sustainable Business $45k

Faculty Advisor - Sustainable Business Studies club $48k

Project Coordinator, Post-Conflict Sustainable Development $65k

Graduate Research Associate, The Sustainable Prisons Project $69k

Research Analyst - Sustainable Finance $79k

Assistant Project Manager for Sustainable Design $97k

Project Manager for Sustainable Design $99k

Architect & LEED AP, Sustainable Design $102k

Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development $118k

Sector Leader Sustainable Development Network $140k

Business Unit Controller, Sustainable Technologies $220k

DuPont Sustainable Solutions CIO $257k

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University of Copenhagen

Rating 4.7 based on 19 ratings
Length 4 weeks
Effort 3 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
Starts Feb 25 (tomorrow)
Cost $49
From University of Copenhagen via Coursera
Instructor Katherine Richardson
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Science
Tags Social Sciences Life Sciences Biology Governance And Society Basic Science

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