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English

Subtitles: English

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44%

started a new career after completing these courses

27%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 10 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Sustainable Development as a Global Goal

3 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 40 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
How do we measure progress?15m
SDG Interactions – One for All and All for One!13m
3 readings
The sustainable development goals45m
A Guide to SDG Interactions, ICSU, 20171h
Additional material: The Brundtland Report, 1987
1 practice exercise
Week 118m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Managing human impacts on the natural world

3 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 48 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Planetary boundaries and biodiversity18m
Resilience14m
2 readings
Agriculture production as a major driver of the Earth system exceeding planetary boundaries50m
Resilience and disaster risk reduction: an etymological journey40m
1 practice exercise
Week 218m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Social sustainability and the way forward

3 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 60 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Inequality18m
The way forward23m
4 readings
World Food Programme: Hunger and Climate Change30m
Kate Raworth: Doughnut Economics1h
Additional material: Sustainability lecture with Kate Raworth
Additional material: Income Inequality and Health: A Causal Review
1 practice exercise
Week 318m

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