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The Age of Sustainable Development

Columbia University via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Sustainability
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Effort 5-7 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 14 weeks long

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The Age of Sustainable Development" gives students an understanding of the key challenges and pathways to sustainable development - that is, economic development that is also socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable.

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Jeffrey Sachs

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4.8 Based on 13 reviews

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Teresa C
5.0 2 years ago
by Teresa completed this course, spending 10 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.
It's a comprehensive course covering a wide range of topics related to economic development from its history to socioeconomic, geopolitical issues that threaten the future of our planet. Professor Sachs has provided an in-depth analysis of the situation and insight into measures and actions to cope with climate change and biodiversity... It's a course highly recommended for politicians, policy makers in urban and rural designs and anyone who has an interest in protecting our environment and who cares for our future generations.
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Ana W
5.0 2 years ago
by Ana completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Jeffrey Sachs is incredibly knowledgable and, as a bonus, very pleasant to listen to. This course was incredibly interesting and informative and provided me with a fantastic overview of the way the world has been and is being shaped, and where it is headed. This course included some of the most interesting graphs I have ever seen, exceptionally interesting.
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Elizabeth S
5.0 3 months ago
by Elizabeth completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
I have a background in sustainable development and still found this course informative and fascinating. This course is full of facts that are equally mind-boggling and illuminating. This course covers the basics of sustainable development, whilst still providing enough depth to understand the intricate technical and political difficulties facing sustainable development.
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Anonymous
5.0 3 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Terrific course if you're interested or curious about Sustainable Development. Simple, focussed and clear explanations of theories and detailed examples to understand makes this course a great learning experience.
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Sebastian F
5.0 3 years ago
by Sebastian completed this course.
Sachs is a wonderful profesor, and the exams are full of very interesting databases! You dont need to be an expert to join into these amazing clases that talk about development and the chalenges for all the people of the world.
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Gy N
5.0 2 years ago
by Gy completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
The course is simple and easy to follow. Prof. Sach is a good story-teller and state the problem of modern world in a very simple and clear manner. Even a beginner can easily follow the course content and have a good understanding on the sustainable devleopment
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Anonymous
5.0 5 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
A very interesting class, with a wide range of topics to learn .
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Anonymous
5.0 2 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
A great course on sustainable development, what it is explained from the view of

interdisciplinary sciences such as economics, biology, social sciences , physical science

and more. Highly to recommend to everyone who wants to know what's going on with

this planet.
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Anonymous
4.0 3 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I decided to take the course as I wanted to learn more about sustainable development due to work. I believe it was pretty useful and clarified some doubts I had on the topic. Would surely recommend it.
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Tom S
5.0 3 years ago
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