The age of sustainable development
- Full Title:
- The age of sustainable development
- Sachs, Jeffrey D.
- Other Author:
- Ki-Moon, Ban.
- Statement of Responsibility:
- Jeffrey D. Sachs ; foreword by Ban Ki-Moon
- 544 p. : ill
- 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...
Summary: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.
- • Foreword, by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of the United Nations • Preface • Acknowledgments • 1. Introduction to Sustainable Development • 2. An Unequal World...
Contents:• Foreword, by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of the United Nations • Preface • Acknowledgments • 1. Introduction to Sustainable Development • 2. An Unequal World • 3. A Brief History of Economic Development • 4. Why Some Countries Developed While Others Stayed Poor • 5. Ending Extreme Poverty • 6. Planetary Boundaries • 7. Social Inclusion • 8. Education for All • 9. Health for All • 10. Food Security • 11. Resilient Cities • 12. Climate Change • 13. Saving Biodiversity and Protecting Ecosystem Services • 14. Sustainable Development Goals • Bibliography • Index
- Publisher & Date:
- New York : Columbia University Press, 2015.
- Date of Publication:
- Columbia University Press
- D 11
- 9780231173155 (pbk)
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