Jeffrey Sachs

New Age of Sustainable Development

Jeffrey Sachs said during the live video chat that post-2015 sustainable development goals should be used to hold governments accountable. Watch Sachs’ Kapuscinski lecture on sustainable development and post 2015 development agenda and recording from his online discussion with audience around the world.

Wednesday 11.12.2013

Prof. Jeffrey Sachs delivered a special lecture for the Kapuscinski Development Lectures on sustainable development and post 2015 development agenda. „Economic model driving the world economy really has reached its limits. Traditional patterns of economic development will no longer suffice. We need rather urgently new direction. It is our responsibility. Let’s move forward together to a new age of sustainable development” – said prof. Sachs in his lecture.

Prof. Sachs answered questions coming from the online audience from around the world during the live video chat.

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Jeffrey D. Sachs is a world-renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, senior UN advisor, bestselling author, and syndicated columnist whose monthly newspaper columns appear in more than 100 countries. He has twice been named among Time Magazine’s 100 most influential world leaders. He was called by the New York Times, “probably the most important economist in the world,” and by Time Magazine “the world’s best known economist.” A recent survey by The Economist Magazine ranked Professor Sachs as among the world’s three most influential living economists of the past decade. He serves as Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University, as well as Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development and Health Policy and Management. He is Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Millennium Development Goals, having held the same position under former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

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