The SDG Academy Knowledge Cloud
Welcome to the SDG Academy!

The SDG Academy creates and curates free, graduate-level courses on sustainable development for students 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, governments and companies not only coexist, but also cooperate and collaborate, to save the one planet we have?

As a massive open online education platform, 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 students.

Learn more here about the SDG Academy – an initiative of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network – and the SDG Academy student experience.

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Environmental Security and Sustaining Peace

(by: Erika Weinthal, Richard Matthew, Marc Levy, David Jensen, and Carl Bruch)

Natural Resources for Sustainable Development

(by: Natural Resource Governance Institute, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, The World Bank)

From the Ground Up: Managing and Preserving Our Terrestrial Ecosystems

(by: The SDG Academy and Amazonas Sustainable Foundation)

Climate Action: Solutions for a Changing Planet

(by: Columbia University’s Earth Institute, the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the World Business Council For Sustainable Development (WBCSD))

Globalization: Past and Future

(by: Jeffrey Sachs, The SDG Academy)

Human Rights, Human Wrongs

(by: Professor Joshua Castellino and Professor Sarah Bradshaw)

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

(by: Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Jack Shonkoff, Aisha Yousafzai, and Catherine Tamis-LeMonda)

Macroeconomics for a Sustainable Planet

(by: Jeffrey Sachs and Felipe Larraín)

Cities and the Challenge of Sustainable Development

(by: Professor Jeffrey Sachs)

The Age of Sustainable Development

(by: Jeffrey D. Sachs)

Planetary Boundaries and Human Opportunities

(by: Johan Rockström)

Climate Change Science and Negotiations

(by: Jeffrey Sachs and Emmanuel Guerin)

Transforming the World: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

(by: Jeffrey Sachs)

Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home

(by: SDSNedu)

Sustainable Cities

(by: Aromar Revi and Colleagues)

Natural Resources for Sustainable Development

(by: Natural Resource Governance Institute, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, The World Bank)

Feeding a Hungry Planet: Agriculture, Nutrition and Sustainability

(by: Achim Dobermann)

Global Public Health

(by: Prof K. Srinath Reddy)

One Planet One Ocean

(by: Cluster of Excellence Future Ocean , Kiel University, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Reseach Kiel, International Ocean Institute (IOI))
Check Out our Meet our Leaders Series!

The first week of every month a member of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network's (SDSN) Leadership Council will host a live one-hour webinar session on topics they care about, how they got into the field, and how you can make a difference. Missed a session? Visit here for recorded sessions and calendar of who's next! #MeetourLeaders

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