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Key challenges to sustainable development

Watch Prof Carol Newman describing the key challenges to achieving sustainable development in our world.

In this video, Carol explores the three key challenges to achieving sustainable development.

Throughout this course, many of the case studies we will examine have these challenges at their heart.

These key challenges are:

  • Instability, such as conflict between nations
  • Implementation, such as ensuring programmes fit the local context
  • Governance, such as political will to transform development programmes into sustainable long-term practices

Download the image used in the video describing the key challenges here. Use this to reflect on the challenges faced in many of the case studies presented in this course.

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