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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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Water: Addressing the Global Crisis (edX)

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Water: Addressing the Global Crisis (edX)
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We are living in a water stressed world. It is a global crisis and therefore we must act now! What can we do to save the planet and ensure availability of water for all by 2030? Water isthe source of all life. Without it, neither humans nor nature will [...]
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How to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (edX)

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How to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (edX)
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The world has adopted an ambitious agenda, the Sustainable Development Goals, to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. Learn how we can achieve these goals through careful planning and engagement of diverse stakeholders.
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Macroeconomics for a Sustainable Planet (edX)

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Macroeconomics for a Sustainable Planet (edX)
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Is it possible to develop a thriving global economy in an equitable and environmentally-resilient way? Unemployment. Inflation. Protectionism. Trade barriers. Fiscal deficit. These are not just terms in an economics textbook or in newspaper headlines. These real-life challenges carry societal and environmental implications for billions of people around the [...]
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Cities and the Challenge of Sustainable Development (edX)

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Cities and the Challenge of Sustainable Development (edX)
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What is a sustainable city? Learn the basics here. According to the United Nations, urbanization and population growth could result in an increase of 2.5 billion people into urban populations by 2050, with associated impacts ranging from increased transportation needs to more building. How do we make cities sustainable [...]
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Globalization: Past and Future (edX)

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Globalization: Past and Future (edX)
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Is globalization a new phenomenon or a cyclical pattern throughout human history? In this four-part mini-course, Professor Jeffrey Sachs argues that we have always lived in a global world. He takes students on a historical and anthropological tour of six distinct waves of globalization and outlines the key factors [...]
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The Korean Story: Secrets of an Economic Miracle (edX)

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The Korean Story: Secrets of an Economic Miracle (edX)
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What can the world learn from the Korean development story? The Korean Story discusses the socio-political and historical context that has shaped the economic growth of South Korea. It probes into how South Korea, post the Second World War, was able to transform its economy within three decades to [...]
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Ethics in Action (edX)

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Ethics in Action (edX)
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What do the world’s great religious and secular philosophies have to say about ethical conduct? Which virtues are common across faiths? And what role do religious communities have to play in building a more just and sustainable world? The challenges of sustainable development are more than technical or political—they [...]
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Tech for Good: The Role of ICT in Achieving the SDGs (edX)

What opportunities and challenges do digital technologies present for the development of our society? Tech for Good was developed by UNESCO and Cetic, the Brazilian Network Information Center’s Regional Center for Studies on the Development of the Information Society. It brings together thought leaders and changemakers in the fields [...]
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Industrial Policy in the 21st Century: The Challenge for Africa (edX)

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Industrial Policy in the 21st Century: The Challenge for Africa (edX)
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Why is there so little industry in Africa? Does it matter? What can we do about it? Hear from economist John Page about the continent’s options for industrialization and the future of economic growth in Africa. In this course from the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics [...]
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From the Ground Up: Managing and Preserving Our Terrestrial Ecosystems (edX)

How can we preserve, restore, manage and sustainably use terrestrial ecosystems? Join us as we explore this question in the Brazilian Amazon and around the world. In this course, you’ll learn the science behind the capacities of various ecosystems including extinction rates, desertification and how their physical makeup has [...]
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