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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 76 ratings
Length 4 weeks
Effort 3 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
Starts Apr 22 (5 weeks ago)
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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sustainable development goals in 8 reviews

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.

Provides a concise introduction to Sustainable Development Goals for absolute beginners in the subject.

Highly interesting, relevant, dense course on one of the most important challengers of our time A very good course on Sustainable development goals.

The course is so detailed in the shortest way that it focuses on all parts of the world that none of the societies feels left out in terms of highlighting what roles they need to play in achieving the UN 2030 agenda of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

the 17 goal of UN targets could be added to primary schools teaching so that people adapts to respect the environment as a norms Informative and well structured course on sustainable development goals: it helped me to understand better how we can shape the future by going through the SDGs and chose the actions which can influence the world in a positive manner.

A well narrated course on Sustainable Development Goals.

Amzaing course contents and worth taking course It was great to have a course on Sustainable development goals.

The Sustainable Development Goals - A global, transdisciplinary vision for the future is a wonderful course for anyone who wants to have an overview of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.

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easy to understand in 3 reviews

Discussions with professors and activists makes its easy to understand the real time scenario.

easy to understand.

Very relevant topics were covered, the structure and flow was easy to understand, very informative also.

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The course includes interviews with experts in different fields which is helpful for gaining insights from different points of views and different fields of expertise.

It helps to make a clear image of current world situation from different prospectives.

This course has given me a great overview of the global goals and sustainability seen from different sceintific angles.

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Rating 4.7 based on 76 ratings
Length 4 weeks
Effort 3 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
Starts Apr 22 (5 weeks ago)
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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