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In this course, you will learn the most important skills and most applicable tools of successful Sustainable Development in a fast and efficient way.

Skills you will learn
 Gain a deep understanding of sustainability concepts
 Learn about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
 Implement and manage sustainable development initiatives

What you will learn

  • The basics of the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • The role of people: from inequality, to poverty, to health and human rights.
  • The role of the planet: planetary boundaries, the value of renewable energy, and sustainable consumption of our natural resources.
  • Tipping points: the big three boundaries of the planet.
  • Global governance: how do we move forward as a planet for sustainability?

Sustainable development is the most urgent challenge facing humanity. Its fundamental question is: How can the world economy continue to develop in a way that is socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable? A thriving global society relies on the stability of the Earth and its resilience across oceans, forests, waterways, biodiversity, the atmosphere and more. So how do we shape sustainability at a global scale?
From learning the interactions between the economy and our environment to understanding activities that drive climate change and the boundaries set by the planet’s natural resources, this Professional Certificate Program will help you gain the skills and knowledge necessary to tackle the world’s biggest challenges.
In each course, you will look into the human activities that impact sustainability and learn the basics of Sustainable Development.


About this course

Today, communities and countries face enormous challenges as their social, economic, and environmental resources are damaged. Acting on the interdependencies of the economic, environmental, and social elements of our world requires a new way of thinking that will create a future where human society and nature can coexist with mutual benefit and where the suffering caused by poverty and natural resource abuse is eliminated.

This course provides a practical guide to understanding sustainable development and how it can overcome the tremendous challenges we are facing right now. In order to do so, we will discuss key principles, present the important 2030 Agenda with its Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), and recommend implementation mechanisms. You will also be presented to fast-paced case studies and examples at the end of the course.

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