The Science and Practice of Sustainable Development

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The Science and Practice of Sustainable Development

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The Science and Practice of Sustainable Development
The course The Science and Practice of Sustainable Development is an online class provided by The University of Queensland through edX. The skill level of the course is Advanced. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Learn the science & policies that drive sustainable development & how to achieve UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Course description
This course is part of the Leadership in Global Development MicroMasters program. In order to get the most out of this course, we recommend that you have experience working in the development sector or a strong interest in this area. We also recommend that you complete the other three courses that make up the Leadership in Global Development MicroMasters program: Leaders in Global Development, Adaptive Leadership in Development, and Critical Development Perspectives.This course introduces the origin and key concepts of sustainability and how to apply those to sustainable development practice. Sustainable development will be explored through theories and case studies from a range of Disciplines. You also will learn about planetary boundaries, urbanisation and growing inequality, to show how integral sustainable development is to our everyday existence. This course will attempt to provide key content knowledge to bridge the science and the practice of the application and enhancement of sustainable development. The course draws on contemporary examples from both The University of Queensland (UQ) and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) to address the world’s most urgent challenges, with emphasis on the linkages between science and policy.

Prerequisites & Facts

The Science and Practice of Sustainable Development

Course Topic

Environmental Studies, Science, Social Sciences

University, College, Institution

The University of Queensland

Course Skill Level

Advanced

Course Language

English

Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)

Degree

Certificate

Degree & Cost

The Science and Practice of Sustainable Development

To obtain a verified certificate from edX / The University of Queensland you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate (270.00 USD) or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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School: The University of Queensland
Topic: Environmental Studies, Science, Social Sciences
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