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We’re excited you’re here! This course, Beyond the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - Addressing Sustainability and Development offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Michigan is the first course in the Sustainability and Development MasterTrack® Certificate, but you can also take this course as a stand-alone learning opportunity.

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Overview

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 Beyond the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - Addressing Sustainability and Development offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Michigan, 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.

What you will learn

  • Understand and explain the world’s most pressing problems (focus: poverty & inequality, ecosystem degradation & biodiversity loss, climate change)
  • Critically analyze the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their relationship to the world’s most pressing problems
  • Use frameworks and evidence necessary to develop solutions and Apply skills learned to implement solutions
  • Assess relevant solutions that would help realize the SDGs and at the same time solve the pressing problems

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introductions to the Course
  • Climate Change
  • Poverty and Inequality
  • Biodiversity Loss and Ecosystem Degradation
  • Trade Offs and Synergies

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 1 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Language

English

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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Tuition Fee

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  • National

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Funding

Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You’ll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved.

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