Age of Sustainable Development

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The Age of Sustainable Development, an online course by Professor Jeffrey Sachs, is a wonderful introduction and overview of WHY we need the sixth Kondratiev Wave to be a wave of sustainable technologies. In Prof. Sachs words, we need to find ways to produce energy, ways to mobilize energy, ways to transport ourselves and transport goods that take the massive pressure and the destructive forces off of our ecosystems. This is the great challenge ahead of us, and this course is an amazing way to better understand this challenge!

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The SDG Academy creates and curates graduate-level courses on sustainable development for learners around the world. From sustainable cities to human rights to climate action, each of their courses addresses the fundamental challenge facing our world today.

Age of Sustainable Development – Online Course

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.

  • Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University
  • Price: FREE
  • Length: 14 weeks
  • Time: 4-6 hours per week
  • Course Type: Self-paced on your time

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Kondratiev Waves – Will Sustainable Technologies be Next?

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