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Approx. 15 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Portuguese (Brazilian)

Learner Career Outcomes

40%

started a new career after completing these courses

30%

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

The course is open to anyone without prerequisite.

Approx. 15 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Portuguese (Brazilian)

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Introduction: what is a green economy and why is it important?

3 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 65 min), 8 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
What is a Green Economy4m
Little Actions and Big Challenges5m
Why Scandinavia5m
Cleaner and Greener production7m
Evolution of the concept of green economy9m
Interview: An Economist's Take on GtE4m
Interview: A Politician's Take on GtE6m
Interview: A Global Green Growth Perspective12m
"Meet the Parkers, Part I"3m
8 readings
Introduction10m
Timeline and Syllabus10m
Course Details10m
Grading10m
About us10m
Hangouts10m
Course Assignment: Greener Product, Greener Business, and Greener City10m
Readings week 110m
1 practice exercise
Introduction30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Individual choices

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 51 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
8 videos
Consumers and Eco-labeling6m
Myths of Consumption7m
Mind the Gap6m
Living Green in Practice7m
Interview: Green Economy in Sweden & Europe5m
Interview: Building a Green Online Community6m
"Meet the Parkers, Part II"4m
1 reading
Readings week 210m
1 practice exercise
Individual Choices30m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Business strategies

4 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 69 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
11 videos
Greening Upstream7m
Greening Downstream8m
Green Processes6m
Green Business Strategies5m
Virtual Mobility and e-Materialisation8m
Eco-Design5m
Interview: Sustainability at IKEA5m
Interview: Green Strategy of a Restaurant5m
Interview: Transition Towards Renewable Energy5m
"Meet the Parkers, Part III"4m
1 reading
Readings week 310m
1 practice exercise
Business Strategies30m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Sustainable cities

4 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 56 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
8 videos
Climate Governance and Urban Experiments7m
Urban Infrastructure and Planning6m
Visioning for Cities of the Future7m
Sustainable Neighbourhoods4m
Green Lifestyles and Cities9m
"Meet the Parkers, Part IV"4m
Municipal Waste Management10m
1 reading
Readings week 410m
1 practice exercise
Sustainable Cities30m

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