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Columbia University

The Age of Sustainable Development

Columbia University via Coursera


The Age of Sustainable Development" gives students an understanding of the key challenges and pathways to sustainable development - that is, economic development that is also socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable.

Taught by

Jeffrey Sachs


4.9 rating, based on 14 Class Central reviews

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  • I have never expected to describe a completed online course, let alone an audit-only one, as “pivotal,” but here we are. Is it really possible to make a digestible overview of a complex, yet indispensable, perspective that is Sustainable Development…
  • Teresa Chan

    Teresa Chan completed this course, spending 10 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.

    It's a comprehensive course covering a wide range of topics related to economic development from its history to socioeconomic, geopolitical issues that threaten the future of our planet. Professor Sachs has provided an in-depth analysis of the situation and insight into measures and actions to cope with climate change and biodiversity... It's a course highly recommended for politicians, policy makers in urban and rural designs and anyone who has an interest in protecting our environment and who cares for our future generations.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Terrific course if you're interested or curious about Sustainable Development. Simple, focussed and clear explanations of theories and detailed examples to understand makes this course a great learning experience.
  • Elizabeth Simmons

    Elizabeth Simmons completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    I have a background in sustainable development and still found this course informative and fascinating. This course is full of facts that are equally mind-boggling and illuminating. This course covers the basics of sustainable development, whilst still providing enough depth to understand the intricate technical and political difficulties facing sustainable development.
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    Ana Kin Sky Walker

    Ana Kin Sky Walker completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    Jeffrey Sachs is incredibly knowledgable and, as a bonus, very pleasant to listen to. This course was incredibly interesting and informative and provided me with a fantastic overview of the way the world has been and is being shaped, and where it is headed. This course included some of the most interesting graphs I have ever seen, exceptionally interesting.
  • Sebastian Ferrari

    Sebastian Ferrari completed this course.

    Sachs is a wonderful profesor, and the exams are full of very interesting databases! You dont need to be an expert to join into these amazing clases that talk about development and the chalenges for all the people of the world.
  • Gy Ng completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.

    The course is simple and easy to follow. Prof. Sach is a good story-teller and state the problem of modern world in a very simple and clear manner. Even a beginner can easily follow the course content and have a good understanding on the sustainable devleopment
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    A great course on sustainable development, what it is explained from the view of
    interdisciplinary sciences such as economics, biology, social sciences , physical science
    and more. Highly to recommend to everyone who wants to know what's going on with
    this planet.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I decided to take the course as I wanted to learn more about sustainable development due to work. I believe it was pretty useful and clarified some doubts I had on the topic. Would surely recommend it.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    A very interesting class, with a wide range of topics to learn .
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