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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 Jessica M M V

Aug 2, 2020

This is one of the best courses I've ever taken

By Antonio C R

Sep 20, 2019

Maravilhoso, estou aprendendo muito, excelente!

By Samuel M

Jan 28, 2017

Excelente video. El Dr. Sachs es una eminencia.

By Elizabeth A P

Jul 22, 2020

It broadens my knowledge regarding the course.

By Linx

Sep 22, 2020

I Hope to make more free certificate courses.


Jul 12, 2020

Wonderful course. Amazing learning experience

By wissal z

Jun 9, 2020

this course is so amazing ! thank you so much

By Edwin M

Sep 2, 2017

Simply an outstanding introduction. Thank you

By Árpád E

Jan 11, 2016

Very helpful course. I really enjoyed it all.

By Nalluri p

Nov 7, 2020

i have learnt new thing about sustainability

By Cristina L

Sep 13, 2020

I learned a lot from this course, thank you!

By Sourav S

May 26, 2020

wonderfull course got to learn something new

By Rishika S

May 12, 2020

The course is very informative and engaging.

By Luis C

May 5, 2020

Great course. A lot of interesting concepts.

By Mim P P

Nov 11, 2018

very very amazing courses . Really loved it.

By Ibrahim a

Apr 17, 2018

it is really charming and interesting course

By Alejandra G

Nov 7, 2017

Amazing. Every body should take this course.

By Celso T G

Oct 20, 2015

Very interesting....I strongly recommend it.

By Srikanth C

Apr 25, 2020

A really good course. Intense and engaging.

By Varaka. V

Aug 25, 2020

the course was very useful and innovative.

By Bankole-Ojo O

Apr 13, 2020

This course was worth it and I enjoyed it.


Jan 30, 2021

Thank you very much for this great course

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