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The Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations announced the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015. The objectives, which have been adopted by 193 member nations, are a significant international step toward putting humankind on a path to sustainable development. While all of the SDGs are important for long-term development, SDG 13 on Climate Action is generally seen as the most pressing in terms of global achievement. Studying and exploring the 17 Sustainable Development Goals is essential for all professionals invested in international relations and striving for change.

The course is offered by University of Copenhagen and participants will get a historical account of sustainability and a detailed explanation of the SDGs and how they are essential for the assessment of the global systems that support humankind, including how diverse social actors are contributing to and executing the SDGs.

This course is taught in English and takes approximately 10 hours to complete. Professor Katherine Richardson, a member of the 15-person group selected by the UN General Secretary in 2016 to produce the 2019 Global Sustainable Development Report, has designed and is teaching the course. Each lecture, Katherine interviews professionals who give insight to the topic.

University of Copenhagen
10 hours