Introduction to Sustainablility

The Road to Sustainable Development
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Learn how the Brundtland Commission coined and popularised the term ‘sustainable development’.
Discover how sustainability was practiced by our Ancestors.
What led to the birth of the Millennium Development Goals and Sustainable Development Goals?
Identifying Sustainable and Unsustainable practices.
The importance of the three pillars of sustainability framework.
Understand why we must limit our global warming to 1.5° Celsius.
Understand why private companies should move towards sustainability.

Requirements

  • This course is suitable to anyone.

Description

We have limited time to achieve sustainable development, and it is a tough road ahead. Come join us, and we tell you the story of sustainability and how we can overcome this challenge.

You hear and see the word sustainability plastered everywhere. So, you became curious and wanted to learn more about it. Instead of getting an answer, you get bombarded with tons and tons of information. This might have overwhelmed you, forcing you to give up not knowing where to begin.

We here at SDG Plus have put together a 10-part miniseries that will help bring you up to speed. Our miniseries will introduce you to the world of sustainability and walk you through its origin story by giving real world examples from communities and organizations. We will arm you with the necessary tools so that you can go out there yourself and understand what everyone has to say about sustainability. You will be ready to take action!

These are the themes we will learn about:

  1. Birth of Modern Sustainability

  2. Theories and Principles of Sustainability

  3. Origin Story for Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

  4. Origin Story for Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs)

  5. Sustainable and Unsustainable Practices Around the Globe

  6. The 3 Pillars of Sustainability

  7. Economics of Sustainability

  8. Sustainable Solutions - Different Approaches to a Common Goal

  9. Climate Change Conference

  10. Business Sustainability

Who this course is for:

  • People interested in social studies
  • People interested in environmentalism
  • People interested in development
  • People interested in sustainability
  • People interested in climate science
  • People interested in conservation

Course content

2 sections10 lectures52m total length
  • Birth of Modern Sustainability
    06:07
  • Quiz: Birth of Modern Sustainability
    5 questions
  • Theories and Principles of Sustainability
    05:50
  • Quiz: Theories and Principles of Sustainability
    5 questions
  • Origin Story for Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
    04:21
  • Quiz: Origin Story for Millennium Development Goals
    5 questions
  • Origin Story for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
    04:38
  • Quiz: Origin Story for Sustainable Development Goals
    5 questions
  • Sustainable and Unsustainable Practices Around the Globe
    05:18
  • Quiz: Sustainable and Unsustainable Practices Around the Globe
    5 questions

Instructor

E-Learning Organisation
Swiss Learning Exchange
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 16 Reviews
  • 361 Students
  • 2 Courses

Swiss Learning Exchange is an E-Learning organisation based in Switzerland. Focusing on the areas of sustainability and skill development, SLX aims to drive innovation and accelerate learning. Our goal is to help the world get access to high-quality online learning that is engaging and rich. Our learning content reflects the needs of the modern learner, uses advanced storytelling techniques and state of the art video production to convey, engage and inspire.