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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
- 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