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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 Vikas K T

Jun 2, 2020

Very good and knowledgable course


May 24, 2020

The Course was really interesting

By juanaramburu

Jul 26, 2020

excellent and Interesting course

By S.M.Sakib H

Jun 14, 2020

It’s a great experiences for me

By Brenda F V

Sep 18, 2016

I like hear this kind of topics

By Richard H

May 25, 2016

Very satisfied with the course.

By 24-meet k

Oct 2, 2020

very nice & informative course

By Alicia D B

Sep 9, 2020

amazing course, learned a lot.

By Himani B

Jul 24, 2020

it is great course for leaners

By Emmanuel

Jun 24, 2020

It's exceedingly enlightening.

By Eng. R E S

Aug 6, 2019

it is very hard, but its worth

By Ameerah A

Mar 24, 2019

I learned so much. Thank you!!

By César G

Nov 10, 2020

Excelente curso lo recomiendo

By Md G A

Jul 24, 2020

It was really helpful for me.

By Gautam A

Jul 21, 2017

Nice course...worth pursuing.

By Yaowatat B

May 23, 2021

Helpful and valuable course!

By Smit S

May 31, 2020

Perfectly structured modules

By Teeny H

Aug 3, 2016

Amazing, mind opening class!

By Balaji G C

Aug 23, 2020

Extremely one worthy course

By Malhar A

Aug 6, 2020

Informative and interesting

By Jasmin P

Jun 18, 2020

Great Course Learned a lot!

By G. S

Jun 18, 2020

It was excellent experencie

By Leyner J G Z

Jun 15, 2016

Muy interesante y educativo


Jun 27, 2020

Really interesting content

By Вячеслав Б

May 16, 2020

Worth every dedicated hour