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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Beginner Level

Approx. 7 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Sustainable Development as a Global Goal

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
3 hours to complete

Managing human impacts on the natural world

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
3 hours to complete

Social sustainability and the way forward

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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Top reviews from The Sustainable Development Goals – A global, transdisciplinary vision for the future

By PMSep 1st 2019

This course opened up my mind to the various challenges confronting human beings in our world currently. It has made me aware of the important role that I have to play to change the world situation.

By EUJun 13th 2019

I learnt a whole lot from this course. I gained new knowledge, learned new terms that would forge my future studies. I know more about the SDGs than I did before this course. Thank you for this!

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Katherine Richardson

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Sustainability Science Centre

About University of Copenhagen

The University of Copenhagen is the oldest University in Denmark - founded in 1479, and with over 38,000 students and more than 9,000 employees. The purpose of the University is to conduct research and provide education to the highest academic level. Based in Denmark's capital city it is one of the top research institutions in Europe. ...

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