• Cities and the Challenge of Sustainable Development

    Jeffrey D. Sachs
    • Jeffrey D. Sachs教授 哥伦比亚大学地球研究所
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    简介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 to support this growth? In this mini-series, learn the challenges of local governments to adapt to new technologies, energy systems, modes of transportation and more in order to build the sustainable cities of the 21st century. This mini-series is a companion piece to the SDG Academy's full-length Sustainable Cities course.

    章节Welcome to the Course! Part 1: Introduction to the SDGs Part 2: Why Cities? The Importance of SDG 11 Part 3: The 10-point Agenda for 21st Century Cities Part 4: Urban Environment and Energy Systems Part 5: Cities as Hubs of Knowledge Final Assessment

  • Planetary Boundaries

    Johan Rockström
    • Johan Rockström教授 Stockholm Resilience Center
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    简介A thriving global society relies on the stability of the Earth and its resilience across oceans, forests, waterways, biodiversity, the atmosphere and more. So how do we shape sustainability at a global scale? The boundaries set by the planet’s natural resources, the resilience of those resources, and the human activities that impact sustainability all come into play. In this massive open online course, see the rapidly evolving trends in global environmental change and the responses aimed at slowing or eliminating these changes. Get an overview of what is seen by some scientists as our current geological epoch – the Anthropocene, or an age of global change driven most significantly by humans. Learn how unsustainable patterns of production, consumption and population growth have challenge planetary resilience, all in support of human activity – and how our societies can develop in a just and safe way within the planet’s boundaries.

    章节Welcome to the course Module 1. The Big Picture Module 2. Welcome to the Anthropocene Module 3. Social-ecological systems and Resilience thinking Module 4. Planetary Boundaries Framework - Part 1 Module 5. Planetary Boundaries Framework - Part 2 Module 6. Planetary Boundaries and Global Equity Module 7. Moving towards Global Sustainability within Biophysical and Social Boundaries Module 8. Conclusions Q&A Videos with course faculty (optional)

  • The Best Start in Life: Early Childhood Development for Sustainable Development

    Hirokazu Yoshikawa
    • Hirokazu Yoshikawa教授 纽约大学文化教育和人类发展学院
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    简介What does a successful early childhood care program look like? How has a child’s brain developed at the age of 3? How does nutrition impact the future well-being of a child into adulthood?  Learn the answers to these questions and more in "The Best Start in Life: Early Childhood Development for Sustainable Development". With leading experts in the field – hailing from Harvard University, New York University and UNICEF, among other institutions – we’ll explore how neuroscience, sociology, anthropology and other studies have influenced our understanding of early childhood development.

    章节Welcome to the Course! Module 1: Introduction Module 2: Child Development: Prenatal to Age 3 Module 3: Child Development: Ages 3 to 8 Module 4: Tour of ECD Programs and Sectors Part 1 Module 5: Tour of ECD Programs and Sectors Part 2 Module 6: Communities and Situations of Conflict and Migration Module 7: From Programs to Policies Module 8: The Future: Innovations and Growth

  • Transforming Our World

    自主模式 环境·地球学科
    Jeffrey D. Sachs
    • Jeffrey D. Sachs教授 哥伦比亚大学地球研究所
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    简介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 needs to support the planet and its people in long-term prosperity and survival. The goals include a set of key areas of focus, as well as detailed targets to put our planet on track for this continuing sustainability through 2030 and beyond. Sustainable development is not just a problem for future generations. It is a shared global responsibility now and forevermore to be thoughtful stewards of our entire world – from developed countries to developing countries, from high-level policymakers to individuals. 

    章节Introduction: The Sustainable Development Goals and the Transformation of Our World Chapter 1: Getting to Know the Sustainable Development Goals Chapter 2: Sustainable Development Plans Chapter 3: Technology, Innovation, & the SDGs Chapter 4: Good Governance & the SDGs Chapter 5: Business & the SDGs Chapter 6: Universities & the SDGs Final Assessment

  • Climate Change Science and Negotiations

    Jeffrey D. Sachs
    • Jeffrey D. Sachs教授 哥伦比亚大学地球研究所
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    简介The time to address climate change is now. The mean surface temperature of the Earth has risen dangerously and spurred devastating impacts – and not just on natural ecosystems worldwide, but on daily human life. We are currently on pace towards a temperature increase of 4°C or more this century, while scientists and policymakers propose targets of just 1-2°C to avoid the total destruction of the planet.  In this course, learn solutions to mitigate the effects of the global greenhouse gas emissions causing temperature rise, and how to apply these solutions in different national contexts improvements.

    章节Welcome to the Course Week 1: Towards a New Climate Change Agreement Week 2: The Basics of Climate Change Science Week 3: The 2-Degree Limit Week 4: The 2-Degree Carbon Budget Week 5: The Deep Decarbonization of Energy Systems Week 6: The Key Technological Challenges of Deep Decarbonization Week 7: Deep Decarbonization Pathways: Country Case Studies Week 8: Energy & Development Week 9: Main Challenges of Climate Change Negotiations Week 10: Towards a New Climate Agreement Based on 2-Degrees Celsius Final Exam

  • Sustainable Cities

    Aromar Revi
    • Aromar Revi主任 印度人类住区研究所
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    简介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 and contributes to about three-fourths of global economic output? The opportunities are vast – but so, too, are the potential issues. In Sustainable Cities, you will learn about the major challenges currently faced by urban areas around the world – including poverty, unemployment, poor housing infrastructure, and constraints on productivity – and the extraordinary potential of these areas to enable change in the future. From infrastructure to culture to economic opportunity, learn how harnessing the power of urban development for global progress is imperative. This course examines how urban sustainability can be delivered with increasing productivity and reduced inequality; provision of universal basic services and infrastructure; protection of the urban environments; and other solutions and investments, both speculative and in action around the world.  You will emerge from this course understanding how governments, private stakeholders and other actors can improve urban development to heed the call of Sustainable Development Goal 11 – “making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable“ by 2030.

    章节Welcome to the Course! Module 1: The Urban Opportunity Module 2: What Makes a City Function? Module 3: How to Reduce Urban Poverty and Make Cities Inclusive and Safe? Module 4: How to Make Cities Productive and Reduce Inequality? Module 5: How to Improve Human Development in Cities? Module 6: How to Provide Universal Urban Services and Infrastructure? Module 7: How Can the Urban Environment be Protected and Cities be Made Resilient? Module 8: How can Cities and Urban Areas be Governed Better to make them more Sustainable? Module 9: Who can Enable and Implement this Change? Course Wrap-Up Catch up Week 1 Catch up Week 2

  • Age of Sustainable Development

    Jeffrey D. Sachs
    • Jeffrey D. Sachs教授 哥伦比亚大学地球研究所
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    简介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. Join us for this introduction to the tenets of sustainable development, developed by experts on the latest in the social, policy and physical sciences.

    章节 Week 1: What is Sustainable Development? Week 2: Economic Development – How We Measure It, How It Varies Around the World Week 3: A Short History of Economic Development Week 4: Why Did Some Countries Advance While Others Remained in Poverty? Week 5: The MDGs and the End of Extreme Poverty Week 6: Growth within Planetary Boundaries Week 7: Human Rights and Gender Equality Week 8: Education Week 9: Universal Health Coverage Week 10: Sustainable Food Supply and the End of Hunger Week 11: Sustainable Cities Week 12: Curbing Climate Change Week 13: Saving Biodiversity Week 14: The Proposal for Sustainable Development Goals at RIO+20 Final Exam 章节