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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 Victoria

Aug 23, 2020

Very comprehensive course that gives a lot of food for thought!

By Ediron W

Nov 7, 2015

excelente.... really really good I saw all videos in one night.

By Raditya J

Dec 20, 2020

Magnificent way to be introduced to sustainability. Well done!

By Muhammad W

Sep 19, 2020

This Course Is very Helpful for me to know about sustainabilty


May 16, 2020

Very informative course,compels you to think about the future.

By Cuauhtémoc O C

Jun 15, 2017

Muy profundamente se aborda la sostenibilidad. Muy recomendado

By Jack G

Dec 30, 2015

Excellent introduction to the basic concepts of sustainability

By Amy S

May 19, 2021

love this course. Good start to my journey in sustainability!


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By Angel O C S

Aug 29, 2020

Excellent class, thank you for allowing this to be available.

By Disha M D

Jul 24, 2019

A really good course with amazing and apt knowledge provided!

By Mustafa Ö

Apr 20, 2016

It is a very clear picture of a global issue, sustainability.

By Lauren

May 25, 2020

I enjoyed this course a lot. Very informative and important.

By Anne-Laure M

Mar 25, 2019

Awsome, interesting, well structured. I strongly recommend.

By Marcos D P R

Jun 12, 2020

This course offers an excellent overview about the subject.

By Elena P

Oct 1, 2020

Extremely interesting and useful, it's definitely worth it

By Anderson R M

Aug 19, 2020

Thank you for all the information and the good explication

By Kou O

Jul 1, 2020

A must know for people living in the world of consumption.

By Paula D

Jun 21, 2020

I loved this course and learned much more than I expected.

By Lavdrim X

Mar 19, 2019

Lots of information, and very well organised super course.

By Catharine

Nov 20, 2018

Nice explaination about current and future earth condition

By Sandra L A G

Sep 8, 2020

Great course, it would be helpful to have a 2020 version.

By Rizwan A

Jun 26, 2020

Really, it was an amazing course. I learnt a lot from it.

By Tiago C

Dec 27, 2020

Excellent course, with interesting and relevant content.

By Himanshu k

May 8, 2020

Great Course to commence journey towards sustainability!