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About the Course

This course introduces the academic approach of Sustainability and explores how today’s human societies can endure in the face of global change, ecosystem degradation and resource limitations. The course focuses on key knowledge areas of sustainability theory and practice, including population, ecosystems, global change, energy, agriculture, water, environmental economics and policy, ethics, and cultural history. This subject is of vital importance, seeking as it does to uncover the principles of the long-term welfare of all the peoples of the planet. As sustainability is a cross-disciplinary field of study, this foundation requires intellectual breadth: as I describe it in the class text, understanding our motivations requires the humanities, measuring the challenges of sustainability requires knowledge of the sciences (both natural and social), and building solutions requires technical insight into systems (such as provided by engineering, planning, and management)....

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Dec 18, 2016

It is a well prepared course. Contents are carefully organized and plenty of concepts and examples are included and analyzed. Overall, it is a excellent course to get an overview of sustainability.

Nov 28, 2015

This was my first Coursera course, and I wasn't sure what to expect; but was very pleased with the organization, timescale things were run on, and overall neutrality of the course. Very well done!

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By Phung T M T

Jan 2, 2021

thank you! I was really enjoy this course

By Nicholas H

May 30, 2020

Such a prepared material and best lecture

By Jose B

Jan 7, 2018

Great course worth every hour spent on it

By Emoka F N

Jul 10, 2020

very wonderful course, I learnt so much.

By Marianyela C G O

May 11, 2020

Excellent course, I always recommend it.

By Brayan P

Oct 16, 2020

Excellent course, taught me many things

By Edgar E O P

Jan 6, 2016

I've learnt a lot thanks to this course

By Robert D

Jul 20, 2021

Very insightful and instructive class.

By Avishek C

Aug 14, 2020

Excellent course.

Very good instructor.

By Lester I C G

Feb 12, 2021

excellent very useful and interesting

By Hasan J A

Feb 7, 2021

amazing course and a great instructor

By Adam J

Jan 13, 2021

Very informative and well thought out

By G A

Apr 4, 2020

veru informative course with examples

By Lusia k

Oct 7, 2019

Thank you for such informative course

By Donald A

Dec 19, 2017

1st CLASS and top-notch in every way.

By Karen L R P

May 12, 2017

Very good. I change my form of think.

By Александра С

Jan 11, 2021

Very good, but a little out of dated

By Devanshu T

Jan 2, 2021

The course was very well-structured.

By Ian A G M

Jul 13, 2020

Excellent and very necessary course.

By Roxxanna L

Apr 20, 2021

It was very educational and fun too

By Aravind K R

Feb 16, 2021

Great course with lots of learning.

By Jos� D M N

Jun 16, 2020

im the master of the sustainability

By paulina c

Nov 1, 2015

I can tell, this course is a MUST!!


Aug 26, 2020

I learnt a lot through this course


Jul 24, 2020

one of the best course in Coursera