Course

The Age of Sustainable Development

  • Faculty: Jeffrey Sachs
  • Trimester Course
  • 3 hours/week, 14 Weeks
  • Content Category: Knowledge
  • Next trimester commences on 13th May 2019

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Course Description

This course provides a broad overview of the interactions between the economy and our environment and humanity, from the constraints of finite resources, to the activities that drive climate change, to equality for all. Sustainable development is the most urgent challenge facing humanity. Its fundamental question is: How can the world economy continue to develop in a way that is socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable? This course provides a broad overview of the interactions between the economy and our environment and humanity, from the constraints of finite resources, to the activities that drive climate change, to equality for all. Join us for this introduction to the tenets of sustainable development, developed by experts on the latest in the social, policy and physical sciences.

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Course Duration: 3 months

ASD - Welcome to the Age of Sustainable Development course

ASD - Module 1 - What is Sustainable Development?

ASD - Module 2 - Economic Development – How We Measure It, How It Varies Around the World

ASD - Module 3 - A Short History of Economic Development

ASD - Module 4 - Why Did Some Countries Advance While Others Remained in Poverty?

ASD - Module 5 - The MDGs and the End of Extreme Poverty

ASD - Module 6 - Growth within Planetary Boundaries

ASD - Module 7 - Human Rights and Gender Equality

ASD - Creative Assignment

ASD - Module 8 - Education

ASD - Module 9 - Universal Health Coverage

ASD - Module 10 - Sustainable Food Supply and the End of Hunger

ASD - Module 11 - Sustainable Cities

ASD - Module 12 - Curbing Climate Change

ASD - Module 13 - Saving Biodiversity

ASD - Module 14 - The Proposal for Sustainable Development Goals at Rio +20

ASD - Webinars

ASD - Creative Assignment - Review