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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 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!

By kelley d

Mar 23, 2019

a great introduction with a variety of learning formats.

By MD. I H

Jun 7, 2018

This is very nice course .It increase my knowledge level

By Muhammad O

Apr 28, 2020

this course is really productive in every field of life

By Deleted A

Nov 11, 2020

It has been a great and lesson learning course for me.

By Janeya N

Aug 4, 2020

Great course! Content was interesting and appropriate.

By Margarito Z

Jul 18, 2019

Excelente. Muchos más como este curso. Muchas Gracias!

By Andy W

Feb 16, 2021

super introduction! I should have taken much sooner!

By Amin M

Oct 12, 2020

This course was quite well-informing and eye-opening.

By Oorja S

May 29, 2020

this was by far the best course which i have attended


Jun 7, 2019

Excelente curso, todas las personas deberían tomarlo.

By Aravind P

Oct 28, 2018

Great Course. Gives a deep insight on sustainability.

By Paola c

Jul 30, 2020

Muy bueno! solo le faltaría actualizar ciertos datos

By Farhana K R

Jul 17, 2020

there is alot to learn and research from the topics.

By Elizabeth R

Jul 12, 2020

Really interesting course, but in need of an update.

By Ivan B

Apr 7, 2016

Los subtítulos en español son muy malos... una pena.

By Gautami K

Sep 12, 2020

Very informative and methodology is really helpful.

By Param S

May 14, 2020

It was really a good course. I found it much useful

By Anurag G

Apr 26, 2020

population aspects of sustainability were new to me

By Prem C P

Apr 25, 2020

Helpful to understand the basics of sustainability.

By J C

Apr 4, 2020

very informative course and acquired full knowledge