The Age of Sustainable Development
  • Release Date : 10 March 2015
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Pages : 544 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780231173155
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Download or read book entitled The Age of Sustainable Development by author: Jeffrey D. Sachs which was release on 10 March 2015 and published by Columbia University Press with total page 544 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Jeffrey D. Sachs has shown himself to be one of the worldÕs most perceptive and original analysts of global development in his groundbreaking books, including The End of Poverty and Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet. Now, in this major new work he presents a compelling and practical framework for how global citizens can address the seemingly intractable worldwide problems of persistent extreme poverty, environmental degradation, and political-economic injustice. Sachs outlines the holistic way forward: sustainable development. This provocative work 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 SachsÕs 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 a clarion call for all who care about our planet and global justice.