Columbia University
The Age of Sustainable Development
Columbia University

The Age of Sustainable Development

Taught in English

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Jeffrey Sachs

Instructor: Jeffrey Sachs

4.7

(3,603 reviews)

30 hours to complete
3 weeks at 10 hours a week
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15 quizzes

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There are 15 modules in this course

Information about the general course structure and reading list can be found here.

What's included

3 readings

Professor Sachs provides an overview of the challenges the world faces, and introduces the topic of sustainable development.

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5 videos1 quiz

Professor Sachs delves into the reasons for and the measurements of inequality between and within countries.

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5 videos1 quiz

Professor Sachs provides a history of economic development, starting with the Industrial Revolution and ending with the current state of modern economic growth.

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5 videos1 quiz

Professor Sachs analyzes the intersecting roles of various factors that contribute to some countries advancing while others do not.

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5 videos1 quiz

Professor Sachs outlines the pathways for achieving the end of extreme poverty.

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5 videos1 quiz

Professor Sachs details the various planetary boundaries and their implications for growth dynamics.

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5 videos1 quiz

Professor Sachs delves into the ethics of wealth, poverty and inequality as well as the forces that widen inequalities.

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5 videos1 quiz

Professor Sachs provides an overview of the state of modern education, and what needs to be achieved for sustainable development.

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5 videos1 quiz

Professor Sachs provides an overview of the challenges and pathways to achieving universal health coverage.

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5 videos1 quiz

Professor Sachs provides an overview of food security, farm systems, and ecology and reviews what can be done to achieve a sustainable global food supply.

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5 videos1 quiz

Professor Sachs looks into what makes a city sustainable, the patterns of urbanization, and pathways for urban resilience around the world.

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5 videos1 quiz

Professor Sachs provides an introduction to the science behind climate change, and describes the negotiations and policies that are necessary to mitigate and prevent the consequences.

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5 videos1 quiz

Professor Sachs reviews the various threats to the world's ecosystem and biodiversity.

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5 videos1 quiz

Professor Sachs recounts the history of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and describes what is necessary to achieve them.

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5 videos2 quizzes

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4.8 (635 ratings)
Jeffrey Sachs
Columbia University
2 Courses243,868 learners

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