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FutureLearn Global Prosperity Beyond GDP

University College London via FutureLearn

  • Overview
  1. FutureLearn
    University College London
    4 weeks
    2 hours/week
    Paid Certificate Available
    Discover how we can build a better world by focusing on prosperity, not wealth.
    Economic growth is no longer the best indicator of broader success. By 2050, the global population will reach 10 billion and we may face environmental crisis. If we are to thrive, and not just survive, into the next century, we will need new tools and new ways of thinking to tackle the challenges of today and ensure a successful and prosperous future for everyone.

    On this course you will look at other approaches to defining success for society, examining how we must aim for a broader notion of prosperity at both a personal and planetary level.

    The course is for anyone concerned with global issues and the unprecedented challenges of the 21st Century. It aims to inspire students, entrepreneurs, and citizens with a positive picture of what we are capable of with just a little bit of re-direction. No prior knowledge of the subject is needed.

    What topics will you cover?
    Week 1
    * The origins and future of GDP
    * The Democratic Deficit
    * The state as the guardian of prosperity

    Week 2 * Measuring prosperity and potential new approaches
    * Sites of exemplification
    * The work of the RELIEF Centre

    Week 3
    * Frameworks of change
    * The Sustainable Development Goals
    * The 2050 Challenge
    * The Doughtnut development concept

    Week 4
    * Business and the new economy
    * Business and climate change
    * Consumption habits
    * Making a difference

    Taught by
    Henrietta L. Moore

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