The Age of Sustainable Development by Jeffrey D. SachsThe Age of Sustainable Development by Jeffrey D. Sachs

The Age of Sustainable Development

byJeffrey D. Sachs

Paperback | March 3, 2015

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Jeffrey D. Sachs is one of the world's most perceptive and original analysts of global development. In this major new work he presents a compelling and practical framework for how global citizens can use a holistic way forward to address the seemingly intractable worldwide problems of persistent extreme poverty, environmental degradation, and political-economic injustice: sustainable development.

Sachs offers readers, students, activists, environmentalists, and policy makers the tools, metrics, and practical pathways they need to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. Far more than a rhetorical exercise, this book is designed to inform, inspire, and spur action. Based on Sachs's twelve years as director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, his thirteen years advising the United Nations secretary-general on the Millennium Development Goals, and his recent presentation of these ideas in a popular online course, The Age of Sustainable Development is a landmark publication and clarion call for all who care about our planet and global justice.

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Jeffrey D. Sachs is a world-renowned economics professor, leader in sustainable development, senior UN advisor, best-selling author, and syndicated columnist. He serves as the director of the Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and professor of health policy and management at Columbia University. He is spec...
Title:The Age of Sustainable DevelopmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:544 pagesPublished:March 3, 2015Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231173156

ISBN - 13:9780231173155

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Table of Contents

Foreword, by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of the United NationsPrefaceAcknowledgments1. Introduction to Sustainable Development2. An Unequal World3. A Brief History of Economic Development4. Why Some Countries Developed While Others Stayed Poor5. Ending Extreme Poverty6. Planetary Boundaries7. Social Inclusion8. Education for All9. Health for All10. Food Security11. Resilient Cities12. Climate Change13. Saving Biodiversity and Protecting Ecosystem Services14. Sustainable Development GoalsBibliographyIndex

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Sachs's book is written for a popular audience and could be used as a complementary text for courses in environmental or development economics or in public health classes or environmental studies classes. Its breadth of insights and coverage is staggering and students and general readers will find new ideas on every page of the book.