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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 19, 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 29, 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 MD. I H

Jun 07, 2018

This is very nice course .It increase my knowledge level

By Margarito Z

Jul 18, 2019

Excelente. Muchos más como este curso. Muchas Gracias!


Jun 07, 2019

Excelente curso, todas las personas deberían tomarlo.

By Aravind R

Oct 28, 2018

Great Course. Gives a deep insight on sustainability.

By Ivan B

Apr 07, 2016

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

By Lakshitha C

Apr 08, 2016

It covers all the necessary parts in sustainability

By Pradeep P

Apr 12, 2018

Thank you for the knowledge and an awesome course.

By Emmanuel O

Jun 21, 2019

This course is very informative and interesting.

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 Edwin M

Sep 02, 2017

Simply an outstanding introduction. Thank you

By Árpád E

Jan 11, 2016

Very helpful course. I really enjoyed it all.

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 07, 2017

Amazing. Every body should take this course.

By Celso T G

Oct 20, 2015

Very interesting....I strongly recommend it.

By Jose B

Jan 07, 2018

Great course worth every hour spent on it

By Edgar E O P

Jan 06, 2016

I've learnt a lot thanks to this course

By Lusia k

Oct 07, 2019

Thank you for such informative course

By Donald A

Dec 20, 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 paulina c

Nov 02, 2015

I can tell, this course is a MUST!!

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 Eng. R E S

Aug 07, 2019

it is very hard, but its worth