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The University of Columbia Professor Jeffrey Sachs announced that his course
The Age of Sustainable Developmentwill be offered once again through this new portal, beginning on September 9th. Professor Sachs is one of top experts on the topic and here he explains what we can expect:
''I will again hold live Google Hangouts to answer your questions, and there is an additional benefit for students: all registered students will receive advance access to a free e-book I have written (available for purchase in bookstores and online in early 2015), and you will be able to keep the book upon successful completion of the course. This is the foundational course in a broader compendium of courses offered through the education portal, which includes another course I will co-teach on Climate Change Science and Negotiations. Both courses are currently open for enrollment, and additional courses will be added in the coming months!''
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In his introduction to the course, Professor Sachs highlights, ''As you are well aware, we have indeed entered the Age of Sustainable Development, and this coming year and a half, till the end of 2015, will be a pivotal year in the history of sustainable development. The world has undertaken to conclude negotiations on three great topics by the end of 2015: the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a new framework for global sustainable development financing, and a new climate change agreement.''
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