Transforming Our World: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

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Course Dates: Open-ended
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Course Language: English
Price:  FREE

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Transforming Our World: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

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In this course, learn all about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In September 2015, the world’s leaders signed on to this new agenda, answering the call for a global vision of important social, economic and environmental needs to support the planet and its people in long-term prosperity and survival. The goals include a set of key areas of focus, as well as detailed targets to put our planet on track for this continuing sustainability through 2030 and beyond.

Sustainable development is not just a problem for future generations. It is a shared global responsibility now and forevermore to be thoughtful stewards of our entire world – from developed countries to developing countries, from high-level policymakers to individuals. 

This course is for:

  • Anyone new to the concept of the Sustainable Development Goals who wants to understand what they are, why they’re important and how to achieve them
  • Graduate students and advanced undergraduate students interested in the key concepts and practices of sustainability
  • Policymakers and sustainable development practitioners looking for a concise overview of the goals and their targets
  • Private-sector actors, such as those who work in corporate sustainability and responsibility or at universities – who want their work to be more sustainable and align with global progress

What you'll learn

  • What are the Sustainable Development Goals?
  • How modern advancements and connectivity can help us achieve the goals
  • The importance of sustainable development
  • Why you should care about the Sustainable Development Goals – as a corporation, as a university, as an individual

Course Structure

  • CHAPTER 1: Getting to Know the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Chapter 2: Sustainable Development Plans
  • Chapter 3: Technology, Innovation, and the SDGs
  • Chapter 4: Good Governance & The SDGs
  • Chapter 5: Business & the SDGs
  • Chapter 6: Universities & The SDGs

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