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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 our courses addresses the fundamental challenge facing our world today: How do people, communities, businesses and governments coexist, cooperate and collaborate to save the one planet we have?
The SDG Academy's courses are fully interactive, so you can meet, debate and learn from both our global faculty of sustainable development experts and your fellow learners.

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Understanding Poverty and Inequality (edX)

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Understanding Poverty and Inequality (edX)
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Explore the many facets and faces of poverty and inequality, and discover opportunities for individuals, countries, and a global community to help ensure that no one is left behind. In September 2015, 193 member states of the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and committed themselves [...]
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Human Rights, Human Wrongs: Challenging Poverty, Vulnerability and Social Exclusion (edX)

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Human Rights, Human Wrongs: Challenging Poverty, Vulnerability and Social Exclusion (edX)
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With complex legal protections and varying societal norms, how do we ensure rights for all? From women to children to indigenous peoples, the rights of marginalized groups the world over are violated daily. These injustices affect not just these groups, but also the stability of our world – and [...]
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Age of Sustainable Development (edX)

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Age of Sustainable Development (edX)
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Learn the basics of sustainable development -- what it is, why it's important and how we can achieve it. Sustainable development is the most urgent challenge facing humanity.
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Climate Action: Solutions for a Changing Planet (edX)

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Climate Action: Solutions for a Changing Planet (edX)
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How do we turn commitments to reducing the effects of climate change into action? Harmful emissions, the degradation of the earth’s resources and global warming have loomed large for decades. With the negotiation and ongoing ratification of the sweeping Paris Agreement, commitments to reducing the effects of climate change [...]
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Climate Change: The Science and Global Impact (edX)

We need to understand the science behind global warming to avoid the most damaging and irreversible climate change impacts on people and planet. Climate change is arguably the greatest challenge of our time. Human activity has already warmed the planet by one degree Celsius relative to pre-industrial times, and [...]
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Natural Resources for Sustainable Development (edX)

Explore the sustainable development opportunities and challenges in using oil, gas and minerals. Natural resources represent a potentially transformational opportunity to support development but are ultimately finite How do we make the most of them without destroying the planet? In this 12-week course, produced by the Natural Resource Governance [...]
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Sustainable Cities (edX)

Learn how government, the private sector, and other actors can support sustainable urban development. Did you know that experts estimate an additional three billion people will live in cities by 2050? What will the impact be on the current world population – half of which currently lives in cities [...]
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Transforming Our World: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (edX)

What will it take to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030? 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 [...]
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One Planet, One Ocean (edX)

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One Planet, One Ocean (edX)
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A holistic view of how the ocean functions, how human interactions with the ocean can be understood, and what solutions are available to support both sustainable use and stewardship of our blue planet. Is the ocean the real final frontier? Humans have a greater understanding of the surface of [...]
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Work and Employment for a Sustainable Future (edX)

We are living in a financially fragile world. There is economic growth, but not enough opportunities to find decent work. Globally, more than 200 million people are still unemployed, but there has been progress in standards of labour and work. This is not sustainable. Learn from experts from the [...]
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