May 19, 2017
This course was perfect for those wanting to explore the world of development, broad enough to include all interlinked themes, with sufficient reading materials to spark one's specializing interests.
Jul 26, 2017
The course was very interesting and relevant but a lot of data is outdated, some links are not working or have been changed. I would advise to review the course according to the latest developments.
von Rafael F•
May 17, 2017
Excellent! You get to know a bit of history, therefore you can learn about the evolution of the concepts and why we have the ideas of today's sustainable development. It also gives you a wide range of what do we need for sustainability and what is being done. Very good!
von Ana M S O•
Nov 15, 2016
von raja a•
Mar 03, 2017
Thank you Professor Sachs for the lectures. Truly delightful and enjoyable to learn through the courses, and see humanity's inspiring endeavours in setting our path into the age of sustainable development!
von Wilson A D C•
May 11, 2018
It's an excellent course. It has a lot of good material and the explaination by Profesor Sachs in each and all subjects is striking.
von Oltean A•
Jun 26, 2016
I found this course really useful and I recommend it for all the students or people that are interested about International Development, Sustainability, Problem solving solutions, or like the professor said, for the dreamers that hope that a better world can be possible.
von Rafael A•
Dec 19, 2016
Excellent course to understand the challenges that we are facing everyday and what needs to be done if we want a sustainable future.
von Ronald P•
Mar 20, 2017
This is the best course I have ever taken. Professor Sachs did an amazing job in putting together such a great material for us. It covers every single aspect of Sustainable Development, going from in-depth historical background to potential challenges to be faced in the future. Words cannot describe how mu
von Felix G C•
Nov 12, 2016
This course blew my mind. Sachs does a fantastic job explaining the relationship of our species with the environment and, at the same time, proposes several solutions to mitigate or eliminate the imbalances which humanity has been generating since the industrial revolution. Every topic is threaded very nicely. Very informative and a true eye-opener.
von Alexis T•
Dec 26, 2017
Very interesting course, very well presented by Prof. Sachs. This course focuses on every field of sustainable development at the global scale with an international approach. Prof. Sachs' point of view as a UN advisor is extremly instructive. Thank you Prof Sachs!
von Saleem A•
Feb 16, 2018
this course is the most important study that i have dune in my life
it is really compelling every one in this planet must take this course
thank you JEFFRY D SACHS you are my hero, you are really the greatest economist in the 21 century.
why you haven't been the president of the USA yet !!
von Rosie P•
Apr 13, 2018
Incredibly informative and useful course. Thanks to Prof Sachs and Coursera for making it available!
von arturo c t•
Jan 15, 2016
una obra maestra impartida por el maestro sachcs la sustentabilidad se hace un viaje magico
von Felipe B•
Nov 23, 2016
This set of videos really gives you a complete view of what sustainability must deal with and I really liked the type of tests used as they are not about how much you can memorize, but how able you are to analize. It tooked me a while, but I really liked it.
von Edward W•
Sep 22, 2016
Outstanding. I found Professor Sachs course immensely valuable in building a deeper understanding of humanity's most urgent treats and possible ways forward in the Antropocene age. To effect the desire outcomes, the course should be compulsory for policy makers, corporate board members, educators, students, change-agents, as well as citizens at large. However, it can be strongly argued if sustainable development goals are collectively feasible or a paradox when economic models and growth metrics used by most economies continue to ignore environmental impacts, Earth's finite resources, and systemic economic inequality. A systems approach to restructuring economic models is needed. We need an economic system that protects our shared commons and promotes better corporate governance - that includes comprehensive accounting of the biocapacity of the planet and our environmental impacts, and, a broader metric of human well-being (vs. GDP) that reduces economic inequality and internalizes externalities. In short, a new economic paradigm must be in place. As a next step, I would welcome a serious discourse and examination of current economic models and how they can be enhanced to drive sustainable development.
von Anubhav O•
Dec 19, 2016
best course to learn about sustainable development
Dec 24, 2017
Course was an excellent. It was exciting too. How can I receive/purchase course completion certificate?
von Tereza M•
Oct 15, 2017
Really educational, the only problem is that some of the quiz question are outdated
von Ricardo R C•
May 22, 2018
Excellent introduction to sustainable development! My girlfriend and I have always been interested in sustainability, but despite our good intentions we really had no clear idea of the various dimensions of this complex topic. Professor Sachs outlines all the topics very clearly and concisely, in a way that is very accessible to anyone. I highly recommend this course for anyone with a general interest in sustainable development, and even more so for anyone with a background in social or physical sciences.
von Trevor J•
Feb 05, 2018
An absolutely brilliant course that covers all the dimensions of sustainable development!!!
von Maria K•
Jan 27, 2018
This course has been covering a wide range of topics and went into appropriate depth on each of them, introducing the student to a wide range of concepts relating to Sustainable Development. Prof. Sachs is explaining all concepts understandably and in an interesting way, his enthusiasm is very contractible and motivates to read and research more on the topic. I also liked that he incorporated his own opinions, but did discuss other reasonings as well. All in all this has been a very informative and well-organised online course!
von Muhammad J•
Feb 06, 2018
Very comprehensive content giving a holistic understanding of development's multi-dynamics. I am confident to share my insights about sustainable development in my career
von Arida W•
Dec 09, 2017
Excellent materials and outstanding lecture by Prof. Sachs. A very inspirational and eye opening course
von Andrew G•
Sep 27, 2016
very good knowledge
von Jonathan D•
Aug 20, 2017
Excellent coverage of sustainable development issues
von SAURAV C•
Nov 12, 2017
The course is total learning experience however it doesnt provide a certificate option, which is a major drawback to keep yourself motivated.